Our weight loss patients often ask us why they need to eat before a workout. Many people feel if they eat before working out they will get sick or just not feel good, which can be true if you are not eating the right foods. However, not eating before a workout can result in low blood sugar which then leads to premature fatigue and sometimes light-headedness.
If you fuel properly, you will be able to work out harder and maximize your energy. The right foods will carry you throughout your workout and will also provide you with the proper nutrients afterwards for ultimate gains.
Pre-workout fuel should be a balance of carbohydrates for energy and endurance, along with protein to maintain blood sugar levels and to help muscles heal!
Here are the top five pre-workout food combinations recommended by our Blue Sky MD Registered Dietician:
- Smoothie: Incorporate 1 fruit and
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