Knowing what to eat before exercise is challenging period. And that’s before you get into whether or not you have special dietary preferences or not.
All nutritionists will tell you different things, and if you ask your friends, their opinions will differ too.
Some people have to eat before working out because they feel they won’t perform as well, while others (me), can’t stand the idea because of fear they’ll throw up in the middle of the workout, but what all people agree on for sure is that you need to eat something after your workout if you want to reap the full benefits and help your body to recuperate.
Whichever camp you fall into, we’ve compiled a list of things to eat before and after your workout on a vegan diet, because it’s a diet that can make it harder to get some of the most vital nutrients. Take a look!
Protein, sugar, carbohydrates
Protein, healthy fat, carbohydrates
Slow release carbohydrates, protein
Slow release carbohydrates, protein, healthy fat
After your workout, you’ll want to rebuild and refuel your muscles, and you need to do within about 30 minutes of ending your workout. If you’re well-prepared you might have a meal ready and waiting, if not, you’ll need to grab a quick snack that contains around 10-20g of carbs and protein.
Healthy fat, carbohydrates, protein
Complex carbohydrates, protein
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