Hustle for the Muscle
Viewing food as fuel will make the time we spend exercising more effective. Everything from when we eat to what we eat makes a difference in our energy, strength, and focus—all critical factors to having a great workout. Registered Dietitian Laura Johnson is here with some tips for you.
Timing Is Everything
Have a light snack an hour or two before working out to give your body the energy it needs without weighing you down. Replenish and restore with protein, carbs and healthy fats soon after activity. “Even if your sweat session is more than four hours away, you can still choose food that puts your best foot forward,” says Laura. YOUR BEST TIME
Different Foods, Different Workouts
Eat according to your workout. For strength training and weight lifting, stick to quickly-digestible foods that are lower in fiber and fat. For a long run, you’ll need sustenance that will last, so have a good amount of healthy fats, carbs and moderate protein beforehand. STEPS VS REPS
Real Food, Real Results
Simple, whole ingredients and unprocessed foods are the best fuel for your heart and muscles to kick butt at the gym. Try our Peanut Butter Power Toast recipe for the boost you need. KEEPIN’ IT REAL
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.