Pre and Post-Workout Snacks

Having read and responded to some of the comments on the previous post, an intelligent subscriber requested for my opinion on some of the best yet affordable pre/post workout snacks that would be effective prior and after a workout session. Tune in and don’t forget to subscribe for more πŸ™‚

Let’s get started and shout out to you Ivy

What your body ingests before a workout is just as important as what your body ingests post workout. Having a pre-snack before any workout is vital as it fuels your body to workout effectively. Go for a pre-workout snack with carbs as carbs = Energy! In addition to carbs, it’s also just as important to consume a little bit of proteins especially if you are looking to doing weight training.

Strength training workouts i.e weight lifting, deadlifts among other strength workouts create small tears in our muscle fibres and proteins are the fix to that. Equally, go for sources of proteins that are easy to digest to avoid feeling or getting an upset stomach halfway through your workout. A hard boiled egg or a glass of regular / soy milk should do the trick.

Here are some of the most common Pre/post -Workout Snacks that you can have prior and after any workout:

Pre-Workout Snacks

  • Banana
  • Granola Bar
  • Crackers
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice Cakes
  • Piece of Toast

Quick Post-Workout Snacks

  • WATER!!! (Water is not a snack but make it “YOUR SNACK.” Rehydrate soon as you finish your workout and in-between your workouts!
  • Granola Bar (right after the workout)
  • Green Smoothie
  • Crackers with a tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Roasted/sweet potatoes and/or omelet
  • Energy bar

Keep in mind that these pre/post workout snacks are guidelines that are quite easily pocket friendly for all. The beauty of food and nutrition is that it varies with the different body types and therefore would encourage you to try and understand your body or equally visit a nutritionist if you may πŸ™‚

Happy workouts fam…

With LOVE :->

Ingrid

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10 thoughts on “Pre and Post-Workout Snacks

  1. Very precise yet informative. Finally been assisted to solve the puzzle of pre and post meals of workouts. Keep doing what you do. Looking forward for the next read

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  2. Hi Ingrid. This is very informative! Thank you so much. I have request- please share how often one should work out in a week while at the same time avoiding injuries.

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    1. Heey Annette,
      Thank you too for your feedback and as for your request, i will definitely do an article highlighting on how many times a week one should exercise as well as a variety of ways to avoid injuries while at it.
      Please feel free to send in more requests of articles / posts that you would love to learn more of in terms of workouts πŸ™‚
      xoxo
      Ingrid

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  3. Thank you for the article, I learned something new today. I have 1 question though, is this diet also recommended to a person who does cardio circuits and not just strength training workouts?

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    1. Very much yes Immanuel. Try it out and let me know the difference because i can assure you…there is a big difference πŸ™‚
      Also, thank YOU very much for being an active subscriber. Truly appreciate it

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