The Challenge: Have a pre-workout snack 1 hour before exercise.
How does this help my nutrition?
A pre-workout snack should be high in carbohydrates; our body’s main source of energy. Foods high in protein and fat take longer to digest, may increase the risk of stomach discomfort during exercise and do not provide energy. By having a carbohydrate-heavy snack one hour before exercise, you will give your body time to digest and the energy will be readily available.
Try some of the following snacks:
- 1 medium piece of fruit
- 1 whole grain English muffin
- 2 slices of whole grain toast
- Half of a whole grain bagel
- 1 servings of whole grain crackers
- 1 cup of 100% fruit juice
If you haven’t see Paige’s nutrition presentation from last week, check it out on One on One’s Facebook page!