Before changing the way you eat and altering your eating habits in any significant way, please speak with a health professional to make sure it’s the best decision for you.
For some busy mummas, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But for other mummas who manage to squeeze some gym time into their everyday routine, pre and post workout foods can be just as important.
I am always looking for foods that offer the right balance of carbohydrates, fats, and protein to satisfy my hunger, fuel my workouts, and aid with recovery. Everyone’s nutritional requirements and preferences are different depending on their goals and activities.
Ultimately, we should treat our body like we would our car – you can’t expect to drive 50 kilometers with no petrol in the tank, can you? If you’re looking to perform and train at your best, you need to make sure your body has enough fuel to do so. If you fail to provide yourself with the energy and nutrients required during exercise, the chances are you won’t see results as quickly as you should. Plus, over a long period of time, the likelihood of becoming ill or injured will be increased.
Did you know our bodies build muscle and is recovering 24 hours a day, not just during your workout? Smartly timed snacks can give the body the fuel it needs to build muscle, burn fat, and recover as best it can. If you prefer to eat before exercising, or if your workout will last longer than an hour, try grabbing a snack about 45 to 60 minutes in advance and keep it small (think a palmful of carbs, a half palmful of protein, and a quarter palmful of fat). These 3 are my favourites;
Peanut Butter and banana is the perfect on-the-go snack. For a longer workout, spread both on one slice of whole-wheat toast and add a sprinkle of chia seeds to make it look like you purchased from the cafe.Avo toast never fails. Hands down my all time favourite! When you have a heartier appetite, try this pre-workout version and add a hard-boiled (or fried) egg on top for added protein. Try this classic apple-and-peanut-butter combo. If you’re in a rush, skip the extras and just grab an apple with Peanut Butter. Try stashing some to-go packs of peanut butter or almond butter in your babes nappy bag so you can chow down on your way to class