If you want to get the most out of your training, it’s important to fuel your body with nutritious Pre-Training Meals.
To understand what fuel you need you must determine what foods will give you the best energy depending on the type of training.
The best time to eat is 1 hour before training. Eat to close to training and you might feel sick. While not fueling your body close enough to your workout could leave you feeling fatigued. The meal 1 hour before training can be 1/3 of the size of your typical daily meal size for easy digestion.
The two different types of training you will need to prepare for are high-intensity interval training and weight training.
When your heart stays at a steady pass, it will burn fat. The faster your heart beats per minute, the more likely your body will transition from burning fat to carbohydrates.
The change between burning fats to carbs will depend on a persons fitness level. The fitter the person, the longer they will burn fat. To find out your optimal heart rate to burn fat you can go to a metabolic measuring center. Being tested is beneficial if you are struggling to lose weight and need to find out your optimal heart rate for burning fat.
High- Intensity Interval Training
High-Intensity Interval Training is a great sweat sesh, and it also gets your heart ticking fast. For your body to keep longer lasting energy and finish your workout without fatigue, carbohydrates are great to add in pre-training. These foods include;
+ Fruit with natural digesting carbs with oats or puffed buckwheat
+ Flat brown rice cakes with strawberries & honey
+ Green apple with almond butter
While weight training, your heart will be lower beats per minute compared with high-intensity training. Therefore you want to have consumed foods pre-workout that will give the body a slow release fuel. The best options are;
+ Protein and Veggies with nuts/avocado/olive
+ Nut butter on veggie sticks or green apple
+ Coffee with coconut oil
Having your body hydrated is also very essential. Drinking a glass of water an hour before and a half glass 15 minutes prior to training is optimal.
Adding the correct fuel and proper hydration into your diet will ensure you can train to your highest potential. This will increase your results and make training an enjoyable part of your daily routine.