Foods eaten more than one hour before your workout should consist of primarily slow-burning, low-glycemic complex carbs (e.g., oatmeal, whole-wheat bread) while foods eaten less than one hour prior to your workout should consist of fast-burning, high-glycemic refined carbs (e.g., fruit juice, energy bar, sports drink).
The following are examples of recommended foods that provide sufficient energy to fuel a workout:
Foods eaten after your workout should consist of primarily fast-burning, high-glycemic carbohydrates:
Other foods ideal for gaining muscle mass while losing bodyfat include 90% lean ground beef, broccoli, cottage cheese, eggs, garlic, salmon, spinach, walnuts, and sunflower seeds.
Finally, be sure to consume adequate water before, during and after your workout. A general rule is to drink at least one-half your bodyweight in fluid ounces daily (e.g., BW = 160 lbs amounts to at least 80 oz or 10 cups of liquid).
Check out this article for more background on healthy eating around your workouts.
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.