Today I am going to help you attain the best possible workout each and every time you train. From now on, all of your appointments will begin 30 – 45 minutes earlier than scheduled.
Studies have shown that eating 30-45 minutes before you start your training provides your body with the optimum environment for success. First things first. Make sure you’re hydrated. You should always be drinking water throughout the day. However, if you train first thing in the morning, remember to have at least one glass of water when you wake up. Then, consuming 30-40 grams of protein and one serving of a low-glycemic carbohydrate will top off the body’s fuel tank and you’ll be ready for action.
While, I am not a big believer or user of protein powders, but if that’s your thing, feel free. You can get all of the above by mixing 25-30 grams of whey protein with one cup of non-fat milk and an apple. Or you can scramble 1 cup of egg whites with a little chicken and have a piece of whole wheat or Ezekiel bread (or 1/2 cup [measured before cooking] of slow cook oatmeal) on the side.
For those of you who train early in the morning and time is at a premium, it’s okay to make your breakfast the night before. Just heat it up and you’re off.
For all of you who train later in the day, and breakfast food is not appealing (or practical) at that time, a chicken breast and one cup of brown rice will satisfy your body’s need. A quick fix could also be one cup of non-fat cottage cheese and an apple.
Remember, your body is a machine. It’s like the engine of your car. If you don’t fill it with fuel, it won’t take you where you want to go!