Smart Eating: Before and after your workouts

I don’t know about you…but I get confused trying to come up with the best food options for when I work out. So, I took some time and researched a few before and after snacks. Enjoy!

Cardio: running, cycling, dancing & kickboxing

Easy to digest food options before you sweat and hydrate with protein and carbs after. Like anything you eat before a workout, you must consume within 30 minutes pre and post workout.
Before – A large pear sliced with 1 1/2 tsp of honey (raw, organic).
                41g of carbs, 1g of protein, 0g of fat, 153 calories
After – 3/4 cup of organic/ nonGMO soy chocolate milk and 1 small banana
             35g of carbs, 7g of protein, 2g fat, 178 calories

HIIT classes: circuit, interval workouts

Simple carbs rev you up while protein is good for your muscles after.
Before – 1 slice of sprouted wheat  bread with healthy preserve (as home made as possible)
               35g carbs, 0g protein, 2g fat, 162 calories
After – Whole grain puff circles with 3 tbsp of avocado and shredded organic cheese
             15g carbs, 6g protein, 10g fat, 171 calories

Toning: yoga, barre, pilates

Balanced snacks to help sustain you all day
Before – 1 orange and a hand full of pistachios
               15g carbs, 5g protein, 9g fat, 150 calories
After – 1/3 cup of hummus and a medium carrot (cut up…right?)
            22g carbs, 5g protein, 7g fat, 169 calories

Weight Training: crossfit, kettle ball training, circuits

Protein grows muscles and aids in recovery
Before – 1 cup of edamame boiled (out of shell)
               15g carbs, 17g protein, 8g fat, 189 calories
After – 1 cup of organic yogurt with 1/4 cup of raspberries
             13g carbs, 17g protein, 5g fat, 163 calories

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