I get asked this question a lot. What should I eat before or after a workout?
While I have addressed what to eat after a workout, I want to give you a few more options to choose from and talk about what I eat before a workout too.
What I Eat Before a Workout
- I always, always have a green/energizing tea drink about 1/2 hour before. It helps keep me hydrated and keeps me going strong through all the classes I teach. My favorite is a mix of Energizing Tea and Pines Mighty Greens Superfood Blend. It gives me the energy I need with a boost of green, white and red teas, with the green power of wheatgrass, alfalfa and hemp. It tastes good, and it feels great - without the sugar in most energizing drinks.
- If you have not eaten a meal in over 3 hours and are about to get in a hard-core workout, you might want to eat something about an hour or so before your workout with some protein and carbs. I like to eat a hard-boiled egg, a banana with some sunflower seed butter or a ZEGO bar. I love the ZEGO bar, in particular, because it is a seed-based bar that is GMO free, 100% organic, and no artificial junk. If I were going to make homemade energy bars, they would be very similar to these bars! They are great!