Just like dating, the timing of your meals and exercises is crucial. That’s why I recommend eating a carbohydrate/protein quick snack 30 minutes before your workout.
British studies have shown that people who eat a meal that are carb/protein loaded before and after within a 30 minute window get DOUBLE the muscle gain compared to those who did not.
My favorite quick pre workout snack composes of gluten-free whole grain oats (note grain not just wheat) and Greek yogurt, now let me explain why. Its super quick and easy to whip up so there’s no excuse to not have time to make it.
Whole grain is the GOOD carbs we want. They fuel our exercises and give us much-needed fiber we need. I personally like Barbara's Puffins Multigrain brand because they use “Whole Grain Pure Oats” which is NOT the same as “Whole Wheat” but let’s save that for another day!
Greek yogurt is the Eric Bana of yogurt. They pack so much protein that it’s insane! Like first dates not all Greek yogurt is the same. Fage Total 0% packs 23g per cup where other brands give you about 9g, so pay attention next time when you pick out your yogurt. Your body NEEDS protein to build its muscles so the more you get the better it is.
So next time remember, eating before you workout can not only make you feel better but also makes you gain more muscle. So Whip up together those oats and Greek yogurt and a bit of honey an enjoy!