To get the most out of your session it is recommended to eat a complete meal containing carbs, protein and fat 2–3 hours before you exercise. However, the time of day you choose to workout can also play a role in your pre-workout snack choice. If you are an early morning trainer an entire pre-workout meal may not be possible due to time constraints and therefore you should aim to consume foods that are simple to digest and contain mainly carbs and some protein.
A simple pre-workout meal could consist of a piece of fruit with a side of nut butter and which can be consumed within 30 mins of training.
Our top 10 favourite pre-workout snacks include:
Protein Oats w/ Fruit
Toast w/ Peanut Butter & Banana
A Banana (or Fresh Fruit)
Greek Yoghurt w/ Fruit or Granola
Rice Cakes w/ Cottage Cheese
Avocado on Toast w/ an Egg
Apple w/ peanut butter
Rice Cakes w/ Peanut Butter
Fresh Fruit Smoothie
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