When is the best time to consume your protein, carbs, and fats? If it's a workout day, then not only what you eat, but when you eat is important. Sometimes we are more focused on our workout routine than how we eat to prepare for it. Read this article by menofvalue.com before your next workout.
A well-timed intake of nutrients before, during and after exercise is a primary determinant of how effective (and comfortable) your workout will be. If you’ve ever hit the gym after a large meal or without enough food or in your stomach, you will know how quickly athletic endeavors can turn unpleasant. Cramping, nausea, indigestion, fatigue, and weakness – all can be caused by eating or drinking the wrong things at the wrong time. But by following a few basic guidelines, you can fuel your workouts for maximum results – without the discomfort!
- Carbohydrates - make sure quality is the focus. Eat healthy carbs like fruits, starchy vegetables, and some whole grains
- Protein - "complete proteins" such as eggs, meat, and fish
- Fats - limit fats to healthy options such as avocados and cottage cheese
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