Pre- and post-workout diet tips
Fitness and food have a very special relationship. Food serves as fuel for your body and has a direct impact on how your body performs. Keeping this in mind, supplementing it with a healthy and nutritious diet is the key, says well-known fitness and celebrity Master Instructor Yasmin Karachiwala.
When it comes to working out, your diet will always play a crucial part. So, just like how it is important to stretch whilst you’re working out to avoid injuries, what you eat before or after your workout also determines how effective your routine will be, she adds.
Yasmin says: “If you thought that eating before and after working out was all about gulping down a protein shake, you might want to give that a second thought.”
She shares some recommendations of what you should include in your meal plan prior to and post your workout.
For your body to perform well, you’ve got to fuel up-and that means eating the right foods before your workout. Not eating before a workout can result in low blood sugar, which leads to tiredness and fatigue. Ideally, you should fuel your body about 1 to 4 hours pre-workout, depending on how your body reacts and whatever works best for you.
Making small yet impactful changes to your diet can go a long way in building overall health and add value to your workout routine. Some food items that I would like to recommend are:
Almonds: Adding a handful of almonds to the diet is a good way to start, as they make for a nutritious snacking option, and eating them prior to your workout will energize you. Due to their nutrient composition, almonds are known to help with boosting energy. Moreover, almonds are rich in several nutrients such as Vitamin B2, magnesium, phosphorous etc. providing your body with the much-needed nutrition.