Making sure you have enough energy to get through your day is important. It is also important to make sure that you have even MORE energy to get through sports/ your workouts. There is nothing worse than being in a middle of a workout and completely shutting down. So, this post is all about the best foods to have if you are hungry an hour or so before your workout to get the best nutrients and energy boost.
- Celery with peanut butter
- Apple with handful of almonds
- Kind bar
- Hard boiled egg and walnuts
- Honey Sticks
- Green juice
- Pear with string cheese
- Sliced turkey with avocado
- Small yogurt with honey and choice of nut
All of the items listed above have the energy content (calories), protein, and carbs to kick up your energy and get you through those workouts. You just need to make sure that you give your body enough time to digest them so that you don’t feel sick during your workouts. And, only eat if you NEED the energy. Just because you are about to work out doesn’t mean you need to go against your natural hunger and eat because you think you need to.
Personally, I rarely get hungry before my workout time because it is either in the morning or at around 4:30. It’s not a bad thing, I just try to listen to my body and do what I think I need.
Eat up and get moving!