Before, During And After Your Workout, What Should You Eat?

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The proper nutrition is especially essential for those who exercise, and the internet is filled with theories and different opinions on what really needs to be done. We’re here to set the record straight, with clinical based information - as nutrition greatly varies with the type of workout you’re doing, the duration of the workout and your fitness goals. 



Generally speaking, you should not consume food right before you begin exercising. You should leave room for yourself to digest and feel comfortable after a meal at least an hour prior to your workout. Your meal should consist of both protein and carbohydrates as your body depends on carbs for energy, and on protein for your muscles to function properly. The most popular pre-workout snack whether you are bodybuilding or an athlete, is the classic peanut butter and banana sandwich - whole-wheat ideally; peanut butter is high in protein, carbs and fibre that are great for any type of workout even if you are targeting weight loss. If you want a ready made snack, there are we have numerous options on our website.


During a workout

If you’re one of those people who work out for longer than 2 hours, then you must fuel your body with a workout snack somewhere between your gym hours to keep up with the intensity. If you’re working out fiercely then you need to take a quick low-calorie snack break. Your snack should remain 100 calories or under and it can be either a banana, a delicious light snack like Madegood’s, or one of OSHEE’s sport drinks that you can order from our store.



After you are done with your workout, your body is obviously drained out of its energy and needs some recharging. It goes without say, that hydration is essential, but you also need to regain what you’ve lost in terms of nutrients that your body needs to function - mainly glycogen. Your post workout meal should be high in protein, moderate in carbs, and low in fat.  A great option would be a salad loaded with your choice of protein and maybe a glass of low-fat milk on the side, or maybe you can just opt for a whole-grain sandwich with the same ingredients. Our website has countless options for healthy food and snacks that you can choose from.

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