What Should I Eat Before a Workout?

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What should you eat before you workout? This can be a tough question. Do you workout in the morning, or you just roll out of bed, throw in your gym clothes, and go out for a run, or ahead to the gym, and you just don't feel like eating breakfast? Well, I think a lot of us do that. If that's you and you're going for, maybe, a very low to moderate fitness workout, low, moderate, intensity, honestly, you probably don't really need anything, and water is fine.

But if your workout, it's a little more intense and certainly longer than an hour, you want to tap off those reserves. So you could have a banana, you could have some juice, you could have a sports drink, you could even have some of the chews, and the goose, and the blocks, just before that workout, maybe 15-30 minutes before to fuel your workout, and give you a better workout.

Of course hydration throughout is always important. If it's in the afternoon, you've been working all day, you had lunch at noon, you're not going to get to the gym till 6 O'clock, you're going to need a snack. If it's a couple of hours before, maybe 4 O'clock, and you're going to go to the gym at 6, a small yogurt is fine, a handful of nuts, a hard boiled egg, any of that is fine.

If it's closer to the time you're working out then you want more carbohydrates. You could have a piece of fruit, a little bit of juice, may be a handful of pretzels. So, the timing is important in terms of what you choose to eat when, and it's also important to remember any of the foods that you're using to fuel your workout need to be taken into consideration with calorie intake for the whole day.