What Not to Eat Pre-Workout: Health HacksThomas DeLauer
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Don’t take a supplement you’ve never tried before as it might affect you mid-workout. Do hydrate by drinking water to replenish the fluids you may have lost during a workout. Don’t drink alcohol because it leads to dehydration and can affect your motor skills and coordination. High-Sodium Foods (Roasted Nuts) Even though nuts are a great snack (and can help boost your mood too) most roasted nuts are also salted, and salty foods can disrupt the delicate fluid-balance required for optimal workouts, Metsovas says. “I’d avoid [high sodium foods] at all costs.
Nuts, seeds and nut butters make yummy additions to any shake or smoothie—just not before your workout. Fat moves slowly through the GI tract, which can lead to stomach troubles like cramping during exercise, says Erin Shyong, RD, MPH, CDE, a registered dietitian at Laura Cipullo’s L’ifestyle Lounge in Closter, New Jersey. Make sure you avoid these four things pre-workout for maximum results.
Citrus: If you have a delicate digestive system, the acid from fruits and juices can cause your stomach to get upset. Opt for a slice of lemon in your water post-workout instead. Skip high-fiber foods: Broccoli, beans, peas, and raspberries are all examples of food that are high in fiber. Fiber is essential to maintaining a healthy digestive tract, but it takes time for your stomach to break down these foods.
Before a workout, get your energy from fresh fruit rather than fiber-rich carbohydrates. Should You Eat Before a Workout? Short answer: Yes. If you have a few more minutes to spare to actually read into the nitty-gritty of pre-workout consumption, check it out: According to Brooklyn-based registered dietician Shana Minei Spence (better known as the wildly-positive, anti-dietician dietitian, @thenutritiontea, on Instagram), whether or not you should eat.
Common examples include dairy (especially soft cows-milk dairy), wheat (some people may have no problem with this), nightshades (tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini), fried foods, added sugar. 2) High amounts of caffeine. Firstly—whatever foods you choose in your best pre workout meals—don’t overdo it. A light meal is always preferable to avoid feeling sluggish and lethargic. Secondly, steer away from foods which contain raffinose, such as lentils, chickpeas, and black beans—which can lead to discomfort and bloating.
28. Just as important to your performance are the foods to be sure to avoid pre-workout. When you work out your body will redistribute blood flow to feed your body’s high energy state.
Blood flow to the gut and liver is reduced by nearly 80% during exercise as it is redirected to your muscles, heart, lungs and brain. While you know not to load up on cupcakes, pizza, or champagne an hour or two before a sweat sesh, there are some more surprising—even seemingly healthy—pre-workout foods that are equally.
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