The Best Snacks To Eat Pre And Post Gym
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The Best Snacks To Eat Pre And Post Gym

Cicely McFarlane May 24, 2022

Deciding what to eat pre and post-gym can make or break your workout or fitness journey. You want to go to the gym with enough in you to feel fulfilled and with your energy levels ready to go; but not full to the point where you feel nauseous during part of your exercise. 

Pre-Workout Snacks:

Some of the most recommended snacks to have before you head off to the gym are high in protein and have enough natural sugar to keep your blood sugar levels up. This will ensure that you don’t start to feel lightheaded or nauseous during your time at the gym, which will enable you to get the most out of your workout.

These kinds of snacks are also all easily digestible, the rice crispy squares bar, for example is a great tasty treat that will get digested and enter your bloodstream quickly to give you power for your workout.

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  • Squares Bar
  • Fresh Fruit Smoothie
  • Oatmeal
  • Hard-boiled egg on toast
  • Peanut Butter and sliced banana on toast
  • Protein-Packed hummus and carrots

Post-Workout Food:

Protein is very important for the repair of your muscle and depleted energy resources after a time of exercising. These are all great energy boosters, all high in protein, and easy to make snacks that you can enjoy after your gym session.

You can sit down and relax as you feel accomplished in yourself for your hard work, and now for what you are eating too.

Close up of a plate of Icelandic egg white omelette with vegetables
  • Spinach and Egg White Omelette
  • Sweet Potato, Avocado, and scrambled egg
  • Chicken Pesto Pasta
  • Hummus and Pita bread Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Shake
  • Grilled chicken Stripes with sliced Vegetables

If you want to try more recipes, make sure to purchase some pre and post protein powder or mix, as there are many smoothies, pancakes, and delicious recipes that involve having this mix!

These ensure you have all the nutrients and vitamins you need for your health and fitness. But if not, then enjoy these easy to make snacks.

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Cicely McFarlane is a 23-year-old Graduate from Cardiff University. She has an undergraduate degree in History, and has just completed her master’s in Journalism, Media, and Communications. Whilst studying, she contributed to the Student Newspaper, as well as the student magazine named Quench. This fuelled her passion for writing further and enjoys reviews on the latest trends and TV shows, as well as commenting on important issues that occur today. She is a content writer for Freshered Magazine for over a year where she specifically tailors and creates articles for the Freshered audience. She is excited to grow as a journalist as she continues to expand her topics and horizons.