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What To Eat Before a workout: 5 Easy Go-To's

The secret to getting the most of your workout? Breakfast. You need to make sure you fuel your body before you make it sweat.

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1. Bananas

Bananas are very rich in fast acting carbohydrates that will provide you with fuel for a workout. Don't forget the potassium that will help aid in maintaining your muscle and nerve function.

If you workout first thing in the morning and just usually skip eating, a banana will do- but you'll definitely want to eat some protein afterwards for muscle building and repair.

2. Smoothies

Fruit smoothies are a great pre-workout snack because they have high-quality protein, can be rapidly digested, and have a combination of simple and complex carbohydrates. This will definitely will help you power through the workout.

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3. yogurt & Trail Mix

This combination of protein from the yogurt and carbohydrates from the trail mix is powerful in that it assists with muscle growth and sustaining you throughout your workout.  You will also find that adding a little bit of fruit to your pre-workout snack is a great way to ensure that you stay hydrated during intense physical activity.

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4. Whole Grain Toast

Whole grains are packed with fiber providing slow-release of sustained energy throughout your workout.

You can add some of your favorite jam or keep it simple by just topping it off with some greek yogurt and your perferred topping-- nuts, honey, chia, etc.

 
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5. Oatmeal

It can be your ultimate workout buddy. It sticks with you throughout your workout by gradually releasing sugar into your bloodstream. Adding fruit to your bowl will help increase the fluid content of your pre-workout snack, keeping you hydrated.

 
Stephanie Moore