Cardio Workout Meals
The best time and food to eat
Wondering what's the best thing to eat for your cardio-workout routine?
It’s best to eat a mixture of carbs and fat for heavy cardio people, because the body switches back and forth between which one it burns during cardio workouts.
Because you cannot choose which nutrient your body uses up during the workout, its best to eat a balance of both.
Focus on a light amount of healthy carbs- eating too many carbs before a workout takes too long to digest (so does protein and fat)
60 minutes or less
before a workout snacks
low-fat granola bar
pice of fruit
handful of pretzels
After a Workout
This is the time to refuel your energy stores and help tired or worn-out muscles to fully recover- with healthy carbs and protein.
If it has been less than 4 hours from your last meal, try these snack
options to rebuild protein
Glass of chocolate milk
Hummus with pita chips