What you should eat before your workout

HomeNutritionWhat you must be to eat before your workout should be eating if your training session will be less than 90 minutes before your workout, is better training for at least three hours after eating to ensure that carbohydrates has been metabolized. Carbohydrates become energy in ten minutes to two hours depending on the complexity that is carbohydrate. Fat and protein take more than four to five hours. When you do aerobic exercises, taps of your body fat stored energy, but if you have enough carbs in your stomach, your body cannot be used as much as fat that did not have any carbohydrate in the stomach. Your body usually has enough fat and carbohydrate is stored to make it through a training session of 90 minutes without the need for more fuel.


If you want to eat a snack before your workout, they have a single protein or you have a protein with a fat healthy. This may please your body fat stored energy during your workout and prevent muscle loss. The protein helps conserve, replenish and repair muscle damage during training. Healthy fats may slow digestion to prevent hunger during their training, lubricate joints and aid in the synthesis of muscle and repair, according to Angie Burke, M.P.H., R.D. and NPC Bikini competitor.

Examples of snack pre-workout for less than 90 minutes sessions:

• 1 oz lean chicken or Turkey Breast (protein)
• 23 almonds raw or 27 raw cashew nuts or 49 kernals raw pistachios (protein + fat healthy)
• ½ small avocado & 1 oz lean chicken or Turkey Breast (protein + fat healthy)
• 1.5 ounces salmon cooked & dry heat (protein + fat healthy)
• 2 hard boiled or scrambled egg whites from egg & ½ small avocado (protein + fat healthy)
• 1.5 ounces lean tuna (if using canned, use ¼ tuna canned in water) & ½ small avocado (protein + fat healthy)

If you plan to work out for 90 minutes or more, eat a carbohydrate with a protein and a fat healthy to prevent muscle break down. Stores of fat and carbohydrates usually exhausted after 90 minutes of exercise, so it needs extra carbohydrates for fuel to track and prevent muscle breakdown, exhaustion and decreased cognitive function.

• 1 small Apple & 23 raw almonds
• 1 small banana & 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
• 1 slice whole wheat toast & 2 tablespoons natural almond butter
• ¾ cup cooked quinoa & 7 English walnut halves
Breast of Turkey or chicken • ½ sandwich: 1 slice of whole wheat bread, chicken breast of chicken or Turkey 1 oz & ½ small avocado. (optional: 2 sheets of 1 slice of tomato & lettuce)
• ½ Cup oatmeal with soy milk or almond ¼ Cup or water & 12 raw almonds

* Abnormal blood sugars and diabetes should consult their doctor and nutritionist before starting a training plan, always check the blood sugar before and after eating and carry a carbohydrate action quick snacks or glucose tablets.


Jamie Yacoub, M.P.H., R.D. It is a clinical dietitian with a master's degree in public health nutrition, and (C.O.C.) expected Certified Diabetes Educator fall 2013. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition from the UC Davis after four years, time during which participated in practices in several different nutrition environments including Kaiser Permanente and women, children & children (W.I.C.). After graduating from UC Davis, she went to study nutrition public health in the Loma Linda University where he earned his master's degree in public health nutrition. Jamie completed the portion of nutrition in the community of their dietary practices as an intern for a specialist certified in sports nutrition. He completed the clinical portions of their dietary practices in a hospital of 100 superior of the nation, where was hired as a clinical dietitian only shortly after and food service. Jamie now works as a clinical dietitian ambulatory and is an expert in medical nutrition therapy (M.N.T.) using the nutrition care process (NCP) including history and current laboratory values as a basis for the evaluation of nutrition.