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Most clients want to know what to eat before working out in the morning. Carbohydrates! They are a great source of quick energy and are easy to digest.
Eating at least 20 minutes before working out gives your blood enough time to flow away from your stomach and back to your muscle tissue.
Because it takes the body four to six hours to digest fat, about three hours to digest protein and about two hours to digest carbohydrates. It’s important to decrease the protein and fat content of your meal (and/or snack) as you get closer to exercise. After exercise you can increase your protein.
It's important to eat something before you workout, as if you don't eat you may feel sluggish, or lightheaded when you exercise.
It is best to choose whole grains breads (this bread is processed the least) instead of white bread, which is basically processed so much that it is basically sugar in the form of bread. Wholegrain bread has a low GI, meaning it will digest slowly and it will gradually release energy into your body.
Steal Cut Whole Oatmeal is an excellent choice before workouts. Oats give you a constant flow of good quality energy and a healthy way to burn fat at the start of your day.
Fruits are full of fiber and enzymes. Fruits have a quick digestion process, yet slow in insulin response, which makes it ideal for an instant energy boost. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries pomegranates, cranberries and acai are amazing foods.
A study from Penn State University compared how much belly fat people loss when they ate whole grains instead of refined grains and the results were significant. The whole grain eater loss 2.4 times more fat!.
Donald Layman P.H.D. says “The best sources of protein are dairy, products, eggs, lean meat and fish. Use portion control when eating cheese. All cheeses are calorie dense foods
Use portion control when eating cheese. All cheeses are calorie dense foods.
Researchers say turkey is a relatively lean meat, however turkey bacon isn’t 100% bird. It can contain up to twice as many additives as regular bacon. Make sure when buying any sort of bacon, get nitrate free.