Here are a list of foods to eat and some that you should avoid before your workout.
Remember the myth that training on an empty and rumbling tummy will lead to more fat loss? On the contrary, you could be causing muscle loss, or your body could decide to shut down and burn nothing at all. For your standard workout session, you need the right combination of nutrients to give you energy during the session and to help your body repair muscles afterwards. However, not all foods are made equal and even the healthiest foods eaten at the wrong time could damage your gains.
This magical fruit is known for making everyone gassy! And we all know the more you eat the more likely you’ll be tooting your way through your workout. Definitely not a good look (or smell). This can be blamed on the indigestible carbohydrate in beans known as raffinose.
Strong bones are always welcome, but having dairy products before a workout slows down your system. In some, lactose heavy products such as cheese and milk can cause intestinal cramping. If you’re even the slightest bit lactose intolerant you unquestionably want to avoid dairy!
A lot of protein bars on the market are in fact just glorified candy bars. If it doesn’t have more than 10g of protein in it, it will cause a sugar rush followed by a quick drop in blood sugar. The result is early onset of fatigue during your workout.