How to Fuel Your Morning Workout
You’ve finally committed to hit the gym first thing in the morning before your body knows whats happening, before it can object and convince you that its soooo comfy in that warm bed.
These workouts require some serious energy and you know you should eat something, anything…but what? How much?
The goal here is to keep things light and purposeful. You don’t want a huge breakfast that will leave you bogged down with a lump of food in your stomach. But you still want to make sure that you eat a pre- and post-training meal, so that you have some fuel in your body before you start, and the repair process can begin as soon as you’re done.
Keep all foods before your workout lean and easy to digest. If you can’t eat pre-training, that’s okay; an empty stomach won’t destroy your progress. If you cant decide on what to eat or if your not really hungry, thats okay, just remember to get some water in you. After all, you have been sleeping for the past 8 hours.
Here are some morning meal suggestions:
Pre-Workout (upon rising)
- 1 scoop quality whey protein
- Small piece of fruit
Post-Workout (immediately after training)
- 1 scoop of whey protein
- 8-12 ounces of sports drink
- ½ to 1 cup of oats mixed with 1 tbsp natural peanut butter, cinnamon, and water
- 3 whole eggs scrambled
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
These are just a few examples to follow. If you have been training on an empty stomach for awhile and its working for you, by all means, stick with it. If you find that maybe you could use a little boost along the way, maybe its time to experiment with a little something in your belly before you leave the house.
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