Let’s for a moment think of food as fuel, particularly for exercising. What “fuel” are you giving to your body to ensure you have the right amount of energy, strength, focus and rejuvenation you will need to achieve your goals?
While what you eat, how much you eat and how close you eat before or after a workout is such an individual thing, there are some basic ‘guidelines’ to keep in mind:
Before a workout – a small snack will energise you for your workout. Snack on something light, tasty and convenient, which provides a combination of complex carbohydrates and unsaturated (good) fat. Think banana, avocado on toast, a boiled egg with a piece of fruit, or a bowl of porridge.
During a workout – stay hydrated and replenish your electrolytes. Consider water and coconut water (as an alternative to sports drinks which are often loaded with refined sugars, artificial flavours and colours).