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Top 5 foods to eat before training!

Top 5 foods to eat before training!

Our favourite way to fuel before a workout is with food! Some people like to get an extra bit of oomph from caffeine or other supplements from time to time and we don't blame you. Life's no straight line to success, and there is always going to be days where you need some form of pick me up. BUT, we do advise strongly that you try to source the majority of your energy from food.

The timing of your food is not as vital as you might think.

Our general rule of thumb is that: As long as you eat the foods prescribed in your meal plan or hit your macros at the end of the day; the timing of your food will have no real big impact on your results! You may be adhering to a strict no carbs rule after 6pm, or fasting from 7 to 11... But the only time we're concerned about is the time you're eating to prepare you for a session! You will feel the difference when you're running on high energy! Your performance isn't the only thing that benefits from it. You reduce running the risk of using your own muscle tissue for energy and can maximise the potential of your muscle recovery in the following days.

Here are some EASY, tasty preworkout ideas to try!

We recommend consuming a complete meal mainly made up of carbohydrates and a little protein roughly 1-2 hours before training. This will allow you to perform at an optimal level. Fats in your system generally take longer to digest, so try to build a preworkout snack with the foundation being made up of complex carbohydrates, and some fats and protein.

Top 5 foods to eat before training!

  1. Baked Banana Oats Preheat the oven to 180°c. Prepare your regular oats per usual (at a smaller serving size) and place them in an ovenproof dish. Mix through some maple syrup and bake for 30 minutes. Top with fresh sliced banana.
  2. Rice Cakes, Tuna and Avo Choose tuna in springwater or brine, and pair it with some thinly sliced avocado and a crack of salt and pepper.
  3. Apple Slices with Almond Butter and Honey We love the tart tang of green apple slices topped with some nut butter and a drizzle of honey!
  4. Dates and Almond Butter Slice some Medjool dates 3/4 of the way through then insert spoonfuls of peanut butter for a deliciously sweet treat before your sesh.
  5. Eggs on Toast Smash two hard boiled eggs onto some slices of toast with avocado and chilli flakes.
Want some more simple and tasty ideas for foods to eat before training? THE BOD program has over 70 recipes! Don't deprive your tastebuds - our athletes get to enjoy a huge variety of meals taken from our nutritionist-developed recipe database (sounds more expert and scientifically sound), and their own creations through our macro approach! Learn more about how you can get the bod you want with our macro approach and flexible dieting here!

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