Monday Morning Fit Tip:
FOR EXTRA ENERGY, YOU MAY NEED TO
EAT BEFORE YOU WORKOUT
News flash: Most of the fuel you use during exercise doesn’t come from the food you’ve recently eaten!
Who should eat before working out?
- Do you leave work and drive straight to the gym? If it’s been a few hours since you’ve eaten, try having a snack 30 minutes – 1 hour before exercising.
- Do you have diabetes or are you sensitive to blood sugar changes? Your blood sugar levels will fall during the first 15-20 minutes of workout, so you may want a pre-workout snack.
- Do you get so hungry during a workout that it interferes with your energy levels or ability to focus? Try eating first!
- Do you become so ravenous after an exercise session that you end up overeating? Plan a healthy snack and see if this helps.
Thank you Ty Marie for your question! Do you have a fitness or nutrition question that you’d like us to answer? Tell us below and your question might be featured as the next Fit Tip!