Power up your exercise with these body-fueling foods.
The gym is tough enough without making it harder by not giving our bods adequate fuel. Pre-workout snacks are an absolute must if you want your body to survive that 45 minute spin class, so we compiled a list of yummy pre-exercise pick-me-ups to ensure you get the best workout possible.
Need a quick snack before you dash out the door for your morning run? Mix non-fat yoghurt with a dollop of peanut butter and cinnamon and use it as a dip for apple slices. Peanut butter is packed full of protein to help you build muscle during your workout, while the carbs in your one a day will give you loads of energy for pounding the pavements.
This simple combo of protein and carbs is light on the tummy and just what you need for added energy. We say, pre-make a pot the night before to grab on the go, and change up the fruit each day so it doesn’t get repetitive.
Almond butter is a gym bunny’s fave cos it’s packed with protein and monounsaturated fats. Team it with seriously low-cal celery sticks for a guilt-free gym snack.
As if you needed another excuse to drink coffee. Studies show that chugging down an espresso before you get your sweat on can boost fat loss and give you added energy. Drink it 20 minutes before exercise for maximum effect.
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