It’s important to eat before you work out. These are the food groups to avoid eating before a workout. Whether you’re about to have a 20 minute or an hour workout, your body needs fuel before you start your workout.
You can avoid feeling dizzy and tired during a workout by having a pre-workout snack – but choosing the right food is important.
When should I eat and what should I NOT eat before a workout?
You should have a light snack 30 minutes before a workout. It’s important to time your snack to be not too near a workout.
Here’s what you should avoid:
- Protein e.g. biltong or nuts
- Fat e.g. Greek yoghurt
These food types are difficult to break down and require more energy to digest. You want a QUICK boost of energy, so what you should have as a pre-workout snack is a low-fibre carbohydrate such as: