Pre-Workout Nutrition:

What and when you eat before exercise can impact your performance. Avoid high-fat foods that are hard to digest. Try new foods out on days you don’t work out to make sure your body can digest them. Remember to hydrate with water before the sweating to avoid dehydration. Here are sample foods with both carbohydrates and protein you can choose from 2 to 3 hours before you exercise.

What to eat before:

2 to 3 large glasses of water AND

Turkey and cheese sandwich on whole-wheat bread with a piece of fruit OR

Whole wheat toast with peanut butter and a glass of low-fat milk OR

Low-fat granola and a fruit smoothie made with yogurt OR

Oatmeal made with skim milk with fruit and nuts mixed in OR

Low-fat cottage cheese with grapes and crackers

For non-dairy options swap for a plant-based alternative such as soy or almond milk. For more pre and post-workout tips go to

Yours in Health,

Anita Cipoletti

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