As a nutritionist, I’m often asked what to eat before an adventure, a heavy weight session, or a training run.
Thankfully, the answer is the same for pretty much every one of those scenarios. The goal of pre-workout eating it to fuel the body, and to it’s best done with something very easy to digest.
Before: protein and carbs
Of the three macronutrients (carbs, proteins, and fat), fat is broken down in the bloodstream the slowest. So you’ll want to keep your pre- (and post) workout nutrition low in fat. Ultimately, you’re looking for a significant dose of protein and carbohydrates.