Best Pre-Workout & Post-Workout Snacks/Meals for Weight Loss

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Best Pre-Workout & Post-Workout Snacks/Meals for Weight Loss

 Before you read the full article ask yourself the following questions first
  • Have you ever gone for a workout an empty stomach and felt lack of energy, muscle cramps?
  • Have you ever gone for a workout just after a full meal and felt like throwing up?
  • In spite of putting a lot of efforts at the gym, you are not able to achieve the goals?

If the answer to any of the above question is yes, chances are you have never given a thought to your pre-workout and post-workout snacks.

Let’s begin with the benefits of pre and post work out snacks first and later we will discuss the top 10 pre and post workout snacks.

Benefits of pre-workout nutrition and why it’s important?

  • It increases your stamina and hence increasing the performance
  • It decreases the possibility of muscle damage by preventing the muscle glycogen depletion during the workout

Your pre-workout snack should consist of :

High Carb so that it gives you energy throughout your workout.

Medium Protein so that it prevents muscle breakdown.

Low Fat so that it can get be digested quickly before you work out.

Remember to have your pre-workout snack at least 30-45 minutes before workout.

Benefits of post-workout nutrition and why it’s important?

  • It ensures fast recovery of the body after a workout.
  • Reduce muscle fatigue and soreness.
  • It replenishes the muscle glycogen which was used during a workout.

Your post-workout snack should consist of:

High Protein because it helps in recovery of the muscle fiber which breaks during the workout. It reduces the muscle fatigue and muscle soreness and makes your muscle stronger.

Medium Carb because it replenishes the muscle glycogen which was used during a workout

Low Fat because it helps in fastening the absorption of protein which is essential for muscle recovery.

Remember to have your post work out snack within 20-30 minutes after your workout.

Pre-workout and post-workout snack more or less remains the same except protein and carbs proportion.

Now we have a better understanding of why pre and post workout snack is important. let’s begin with the top 10 pre and post workout snack and get the most out of your workout.

10 Best Pre-Workout Snacks/Meals for Weight Loss

1. Apple/Pear/Banana with Nut Butter & Flaxseeds

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2. Greek or Plain Yogurt with some Muesli and Fruit topping

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3. Hummus with Pita bread

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4. Granola Bar

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5. A piece of Fruit (Apple, Pear, Orange, Banana)  

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6. Turkey Slice/ Chicken Breast

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7. Hardboiled Egg / Egg White Spinach Omelet / Egg White Scrambled on a Toast

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8. Cup of Chocolate Milk 

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9. Chickpea Salad

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10. Banana Peanut Butter and Low-fat Milkshake

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As discussed above your pre-workout snack should consist of:

  • High Carb
  • Medium Protein
  • Low Fat

Remember to have your pre-workout snack at least 30-45 minutes before workout. Also, if you want to have it as a meal increase the portion size by half and have it at least two hours before the workout.

10 Best Post workout Snacks/Meals for Weight Loss

1. Whey Protein with Water

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2. Trail Mix of Nuts

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3. Banana with One Spoon of Nut Butter

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4. Peanut Butter Cocoa Protein Shake

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5. Cottage Cheese Sandwich with some Veggies

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6. Green Smoothie

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7. Egg Whites Boiled

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8. Hummus with Carrot and Cucumber

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9. Cracker with Cheese and Tomato on top

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10. Soya Milk/ Almond Milk

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As discussed above your post-workout snack should consist of:

  • High Protein
  • Medium Carbs
  • Low Fat

Remember to have your post work out snack within 20-30 minutes after your workout.

Also, if you want to have it as a meal increase the portion size by half and have it after your workout.

If u guys have any questions or suggestions regarding the article then do let us know in the comment section below.

All The Best for Your Weight Loss!!

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