Pre Workout Snack
Pre Workout Snack , 04-17-2010 06:40 PM

Advanced Low-Carber

What is a good low carb snack before a workout (a morning workout in particular)?

Restart: 8/30/2010
Plan: under 50g carbs daily

Short Term Goal: lose 10 pounds by Thanksgiving

RE: Pre Workout Snack , 04-17-2010 07:13 PM

Junior Low-Carber

My preference is to work out "on empty," or just a cup of coffee. Nature would never have made us so that we had to snack before going out hunting. Needing constant fueling is a characteristic of "sugar burners." Becoming a fat burner (by LLVLC of course!) makes it possible to have a steady stream of energy without snacking. You may need an adjustment period, but that is what I would shoot for.
RE: Pre Workout Snack , 04-17-2010 08:04 PM

Expert Low-Carber

It is not so much what you eat as when you eat it. I like to eat at least an hour before I exercise, and then make sure you eat something low carb. If you eat too many carbs before you exercise, you run the risk of hitting
RE: Pre Workout Snack , 06-17-2010 10:47 AM

Junior Low-Carber

Just as with everything health-related, the research on what foods are best to consume pre-workout and when to workout differ.

I have read that its best to workout early morning on an empty stomach...while there's other information that suggests having a small meal of protein & fat an hour before your workout.

Additionally, I've read recommendations that one should consume sugar free protein powder mixed with plain water before their workout and then again 20 minutes after their workout for best "results."

I think its just important that we get our butts in the gym and workout...period.

However, for me, I noticed the best results, meaning weight loss and toning, when I followed the combined recommendation of working out early morning and drinking sugar free protein powder mixed with water before my workout and within 20 minutes after my workout.

This also prevented me from becoming ravenous about food after my workout...before switching to this method I would feel a little fainty and as if I was starving after my workout.

And you might say, well why not just eat some protein instead of protein powder???

Its my understanding that the protein powder and water combination gets into your blood stream faster than it would take the body to chew, breakdown and process solid food sources of protein.

Remember to look for protein powder that is both sugar free and has very low carb content. I get mine from Whole Foods!

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