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7 quick pre-workout meals to fuel your early morning workouts include:
Meat and nuts breakfast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU6F4p1Q_vQ
Mexican style eggs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlSX3PBMqas
Iced protein coffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MNoHA5VF5g
Superfood smoothie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zpu2YGLX7os
Paleo cereal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI4XpxMl-sE
Coconut oil coffee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfxf0SDAvw0
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✔ The 22 Best HIGH FIBER FOODS For Weight Loss [LOW CARB/PALEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLerpfmw5d4
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So the question is, if you’re one of these early morning workout warriors, what do you eat to properly fuel your body before your workout?
As you know, while you’re sleeping, your body is going through a fast. If your goal is fat loss, following an intermittent fasting approach, and training fasted, may work better for your goals.
However, if your goal is muscle building, I’d recommend you get something in your stomach before your morning workout to reduce the breakdown of muscle.
But don’t just grab the quickest thing possible. You need to fuel your body with the proper nutrients to get the most out of your workouts.
Do not fall into the trap of eating a breakfast comprised entirely of carbohydrates, and yes this includes fruit. By simply grabbing a quick banana or apple, a big glass of orange juice, a carbohydrate rich sports drink, or just plain toast will quickly increase your blood sugar levels.
This quick rise in blood sugar will most likely cause a quick drop in energy during your workout that can leave you feeling tired and weak. These are the opposite feelings you should be having in the gym, especially at 4:30am.
Follow this pre-workout meal plan: focus on fueling your body with slow digesting energy. An example would be consuming what I call as PFF meal, consisting of protein, fiber, and fat.
Having these nutrients in your pre-workout meal will allow for a slow rise in blood sugar, thus reducing the crash you fill after consuming a strictly carbohydrate meal or snack.
Last recipe that I want to show you now is protein pudding.
Check out how quick and simple this pre-workout meal is.
– 1 scoop of whey protein
– 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
– 2/3 cup Water or Unsweetened Almond Milk
The night before, mix whey protein with flax seeds and water (or almond milk) in a small container. Let it soak in your refrigerator over night. In the morning, the flax seeds will thicken up making it into a pudding consistency.
If you feel like you have no time to eat before your early morning workout, all these recipes literally take minutes to prepare in the morning.
This is especially true when you have pre-cooked meat and eggs ready to go, or you simply make your breakfast the night before.
Also, it’s best if you allow your body 45 minutes to properly digest the food.
So depending on how long your drive is to the gym, this may mean getting up just a little bit earlier.
However, do the best you can.
Also, just like it’ll take time to adapt to the early morning wake up times, it’ll take time for your body to adapt to feeling hungry in the morning.
Start slow, by eating smaller quantities, then build up to eating a full meal.
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