Always wondered what are the best pre- and post-workout snacks? We share our favourite, super easy snacks to fuel your body.
Pre-workout – before a workout you need to be fuelling your body with its main energy source for your muscles, CARBS!! Carbohydrates are the main energy source for muscles and are your best friend when it comes to feeding your body and muscles. To best prepare yourself to smash those workout goals, you should be aiming to have a carbohydrate source within the hour leading up to exercising. Make sure your meal isn’t too large as you don’t want to be full and feel sick! Here are our favourite pre-workout snacks:
- A medium Banana
- 1 cup of milk or yogurt with fruit or nuts.
- Rice cakes with sliced ham or turkey.
Post-workout – like your pre-workout snack, carbohydrates are super important along with a good source of protein. Protein is essential for muscle repair and growth, whilst the carbs are required to help your muscles absorb the amino acids from the protein and prevent muscle breakdown. It is suggested to aim for around 10-20g of both protein and carbs. These are a few of our favourite post-workout snacks:
- A tin of tuna on wholegrain crackers or toast
- Protein shake with oats in it
- PB on wholegrain crackers or toast
Note: if you are planning to have a main meal within 30 mins – 1 hour of finishing training, then you don’t need to be having a post-workout snack as well 😊