fbpx
Email Icon
Gym hours 6am-9pm M-Th Friday 6am-8pm and Saturday 8am-3pm Mask are required at all times EXCEPT while exercising. Click Here for Complete Guidelines for covid19. We are offering both in person and Virtual classes and Training options during this time.

Fit Tip: Eat for Energy

 
Featured Image for Fit Tip: Eat for Energy

Monday Morning Fit Tip:

FOR EXTRA ENERGY, YOU MAY NEED TO

EAT BEFORE YOU WORKOUT

preworkoutmeals

News flash: Most of the fuel you use during exercise doesn’t come from the food you’ve recently eaten!

It actually comes from the carbs and fat that are stored in your body.  That’s enough to fuel 3-4 hours of moderate-intensity exercise!  Therefore, if you have a healthy diet you may not need to eat anything before you work out.

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!

Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

What do you think? Join in the Conversation!

Health & Fitness

Victory Fitness is the place to get your latest fitness tips, exclusive health guides, and much more! Stay tuned for more awesome fitness articles, or view the archive!