Mom always said not to go swimming right after a meal. But perhaps your trainer, or someone else, has advised you to eat a light snack for energy right before a workout. So which is it? Should you fill up before exercising, or not?
Well, it depends. In some situations, eating before a workout is a good idea. But in others, maybe not. We can break it down for you.
If any of these situations apply to you, then you should probably eat before your workout:
On the other hand, if any of these conditions apply, then you should probably skip a pre-workout meal or snack:
Eating before a workout – especially if you consume some complex carbs – can help you fuel your body and perform better. But because larger meals can give you cramps or lead to you feeling sick, you should still stick to a light snack if you do choose to eat before a workout. And of course, water is a must – no matter the time, difficulty of the exercise, or anything else.
If you have any other questions about exercise and nutrition, especially as they relate to your weight loss plan, give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.