Girl with Trainer Celebrating Health

 

When it comes to eating and exercise, everyone is different. See these nutrition tips to help you feel your best and keep up with your success:

Keep in mind, when it comes to eating and exercise, everyone is different. Pay close attention to how your body feels to decide when and what to fuel your body with. Different types of workouts call for different amounts and kinds of food.*

  1. BREAKFAST IS KEY

Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We say, yeah, especially if you’re fitting a morning workout into your schedule. Make sure to get up early enough to eat at least one hour before you decide to get your heart pumping faster.

  1. SIZE MATTERS

Overeating before a workout is never ever a good idea. Here are easy guidelines to go by:

  • If you’re indulging in a large meal, wait at least 3 to 4 hours before exercising.

  • If you’re having a small meal, it’s okay to exercise 2 to 3 hours afterwards.
  1. SNACK ON

You know that rumbling in your tummy? It’s your body’s way of telling you it needs food. If you want a snack before exercising, try that. If you’d rather have one during a workout, then try that. Do whatever works for you.

  1. EAT AFTER YOU EXERCISE

Protein and carbohydrates play a big role in helping your muscles recover after a workout. Try to remember to eat a meal within two hours after your exercise session.

  1. DRINK UP

Drink to your success—literally. Don’t forget in order to achieve your fitness goals, you have to stay hydrated. Drink water or sports drinks before, during and after your workouts.

 

*The nutritional information in this message is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding personal nutrition.