4th January 2017 by Jess
We all have completely different genetic makeups, fitness goals (i.e. fat loss, competition, muscle building, maintenance, or general health), workouts, lifestyles, and metabolisms so any information you read on exercising for workouts needs to be taken with a pinch of salt!
As a starting point, the following rules apply, but know that your body is unique and the best way to tell if these principles are working for you is to try them
and listen to your body. Then you can course-correct.
The answer to all these questions will all steer your meal choices and pre and post-workout fuel.
Depending on your chosen workout, you might not even need a pre or post-workout aid. If your exercise consists of low-moderate pace walking, cycling or swimming for under 30 minutes then your body can likely hang on until your next meal.
If on the other hand, your bout of exercise involves heavy weight lifting, HIIT, circuit training or any other high intensity exercise or your goal is to gain muscle, then having a pre-workout snack will ensure you have ample energy and can recover efficiently afterwards.
rustic rolled oat flapjacks boosted with mixed seeds, soy protein crispies, cocoa & vanilla
tangy dried sour cherries, soft dried pear and crunchy walnuts
our classic rustic rolled oat flapjack, boosted with seeds and soy protein crispies
applewood smoked British beef jerky, served with a slow-cooked tomato relish
freeze-dried cherry pieces and chopped hazelnuts in a cocoa granola with soy protein crispies
vanilla & honey pumpkin seeds, almond slivers, oat & barley granola, soy protein crispies
By Jess, graze nutritionist.
Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to Jess's blog at jessipes.co.uk for even more.
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