Trying to Pave Your Way for The Gains? Well Skipping Out on Proper Meals Will Land You Nowhere, Read Ahead to Know All About Pre, During & Post Workout Nutrients You Need!
Fitness! There isn’t a single moment where we haven’t stressed enough on how fundamental it is to work out or engage in any physical activity daily. Having catered to you all the benefits, trends, and considerate exercises, this time we are here to spice things up or rather deliver the value of proper nutrition to maximize performance and make a difference. You might not be aware, but keeping a check on the foods you consume plays a major role in building a healthy lifestyle. 70% of your goal of staying fit can only be achieved with a proper diet plan, that has to be followed. We know you’ve been skipping your meals too often, but it’s time to change that. Without enough carbs, protein, and fat athletes may feel tired, or hungry while exercising, which will eventually become a barrier between them and their fitness journey. Consuming the right amount of key nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to fuel our bodies is essential for optimal exercise performance. Enough said, for June we thought of bringing to you pre, during & post-workout snacks or meals that can help in repairing or building muscles, feeling full & implementing a real impact on your fitness. Without further ado, dive in & get ready for some yum-yum in your tum-tum!
Our tip is to look for granola that contains nuts, seeds, and wholesome carbs.
- Plain Greek Yogurt with Berries & Granolas
To begin with, let’s first understand the difference between Greek yogurt and plain yogurt. Greek yogurt has lesser carbohydrates and lactose, which results in providing almost twice as much protein as regular yogurt. As for other ingredients, berries and granola provide quick-digesting carbs to fuel your workout. Our tip is to look for granola that contains nuts, seeds, and wholesome carbs. Since we are adding berries, it’s better to stick to the plain greek yogurt rather than any flavored ones. This meal can be made within minutes and doesn’t require much work, try it out before working out to feel full and achieve that daily fitness target!
This smoothie makes sure to give the body a boost of energy that is required before the workout.
- Creamy Banana Strawberry Split Smoothie
A smoothie that is hands down a winner nutritionally has to be Creamy Banana Strawberry Split Smoothie. Smoothies particularly this one, makes sure to give the body a boost of energy that is required before the workout. This can be made by including almond milk, protein powder, flax, chia seeds, banana, and strawberry. Even though it tastes delicious, for some extra flavor you can always add a dash of vanilla, honey, and cinnamon. Make sure to have a 30-min gap before starting you working out after having the meal!
It is naturally occurring and rich in potassium in addition to containing sodium, chloride, and some carbs as well.
Here you just have to take care of hydrating yourself with healthy fluids. No, water isn’t our only recommendation here, but now coconut water has stepped foot into the hydration game. Since it is naturally occurring and rich in potassium in addition to containing sodium, chloride, and some carbs as well, it becomes a go-to drink while exercising. Nonetheless, we can’t ignore the fact that it is trendy and celebs like Rihanna, Madonna, Courteney Cox & others are completely dwelling in coconut water. To conclude, it will provide well-needed hydration to the body!
These are the three BCAA Valine, Leucine, and Isoleucine that help preserve your muscle mass.
BCAA’s short form for branched-chain amino acids is basically intra-workout drinks or supplements that refuel and replenish the lost energy during the workout. These are the three BCAA Valine, Leucine, and Isoleucine that help preserve your muscle mass. Even though there have been studies that BCAA’s are best suitable pre- or post-workout, but in recent years it has been observed that amino acids are equally beneficial when taken during the workout.
Nothing can beat Grilled Chicken, Broccoli & Sweet Potatoes as it’s fulfilling, tasty, and exactly what your body needs after hardcore exercises.
- Grilled Chicken, Broccoli & Sweet Potatoes
We have the perfect post-workout meal. Nothing can beat Grilled Chicken, Broccoli & Sweet Potatoes as it’s fulfilling, tasty, and exactly what your body needs after hardcore exercises. The grilled chicken is rich in high protein which will help rebuild damaged muscle fibers. On the other hand, broccoli is a great party snack and one of the favorite vegetables of all fitness freaks. Since it’s low fat, it basically is recovery food from all the restless training. Lastly, the addition of sweet potatoes is because it is a good, nutrient-rich source of carbohydrates and well your body is going to ask for some of that after all the sweat and diligence.
These yummy wraps will provide you with heart-health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and inflammation.
- Whole Grain High Fiber Wraps
Now that your body is tired you need a meal that satisfies your urges and further help your muscles repair themselves for future growth and development. While preparing you can add some fresh avocado, lean meat of your choice, greens, beans, or other healthy veggies of your choice. Other beneficial factors of consuming these yummy wraps are they will provide you with heart-health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and inflammation. The best about wraps we believe is they are convenient and portable; it doesn’t require an extra struggle to eat. We recommend a turkey, chicken, lettuce, and tomato filled wrap that will provide a good combination of complex carbohydrates.