Top 5 Pre-Workout Meal

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Pre-Workout Meal
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People nowadays take working out at the gym very seriously, but many of them do so on an empty stomach, either because they have adopted the idea that one should not eat before a workout or because they are unaware of what to eat. This does not, however, imply that you eat a large meal prior to your workout. The trick is to take the middle lane, which involves eating at the necessary times. Here is a list of the best 5 pre-workout meal you can consider:

Eggs & Bread

Pre-Workout Meal - Egg & Bread Sandwich
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It’s important to note that your pre-workout meal should be consumed at least 45 minutes prior to your workout. It’s possible that consuming your meal too soon before your workout is worse than not eating at all.

Two egg whites and a whole egg will make up your pre-workout breakfast. You can either boil the eggs or make an omelette with them. You’ll be consuming two slices of bread in addition to the eggs. This meal may also include green vegetables such as broccoli or salad.

Chicken & Brown Rice

Brown Rice which can be served with chicken
Rice and Chicken | Image by Bom taraissara from Pixabay

Although the majority of people exercise in the mornings before going to work, due to time constraints, some people exercise in the evenings or at night. Brown rice with chicken is a healthy choice for them. Many nutritionists suggest that chicken is a type of lean meat and a good source of protein along with brown rice which is high in fibre content and is an ideal meal for pre-workouts. Hence this mix is perfect for before a workout. You’ll need about 200 to 300 calories, so one medium-size bowl of brown rice (30 gm uncooked brown rice) with two pieces of chicken will suffice.

Bananas

Banana slices served in a plate
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They contain sugar and starch, which provide the body with energy. They have a high carbohydrate content. “One medium-sized banana is eaten about 45 minutes to an hour before your workout is usually enough to keep you going during your workout routine,” says celebrity trainer Sameer Purohit. It’s as if you’re giving your body more power. However, each person should be aware of his or her own body and tend to its specific needs.”

Peanut butter sandwich

Peanut Butter spread on a slice of bread
Peanut butter with bread | Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay

Always use whole wheat bread or multigrain bread which is better than using white bread that adds an unwanted amount of sugar to the diet. Honey is a perfect source of natural sugar, which provides essential nutrients. It is always better to have something tasty and nutritious to eat in the morning before a workout since your body is fasting for about 7-8 hours (while sleeping).

Yogurt

A glass containing Yoghurt
Yogurt | Image by Bernadette Wurzinger from Pixabay

Curds or Dahi contain calcium and proteins, as well as a small amount of natural sugar. It’s a perfect choice to consume before an intense workout because it’s quick on the stomach and digestive system. A fast energy boost can be obtained by mixing yoghurt with whole-grain cereal, fruits, or honey.

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