Carbohydrate foods are good for your muscles and guess what? These foods are bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, cereals, fruits and vegetables. Already sounds nice, right?
Protein is necessary for both your muscles and blood cells, and good sources of protein include all dairy foods, fish, eggs and meat.
Needless to say, sugar-free fluids and water are very important for your body before, during and after workouts, so you need to pay attention on that too.
Never thought that by combining these foods you can actually make a healthy, balanced diet? Follow our lead on healthy food for exercising and you’ll change your mind!
Your body needs a balanced diet when you’re working out. The best way to conceive your goal of being fit is to:
Never skip breakfast
As an old saying says: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. So true. No matter when you’re doing your workouts, you have to have a nice breakfast. For good breakfast suggestions, click here and you’ll find a large list of options for a nice, healthy breakfast.
Count your calories
On our site, you’ll find a calorie counter as well as a list of foods suggested in our recipes with their calorie worth. But, we would like to emphasize the fact that the size of the meals matters, and a lot. You should seriously consider how much you’re eating, and the average amount of food you should eat is around 300-500 calories. Nonetheless, you should be aware by now that overeating would make you lazy and unable to exercise. Eating too little is also risky, because you wouldn’t have the necessary energy for you to keep up with the workouts.
Never let yourself be hungry
Eat snacks, drink a lot of fluids, do whatever it takes, just never be hungry. Your body needs his food in order to function as it should. Don’t forget to eat at least one hour before and one hour after you exercise. Eating before exercising is necessary for energy and eating after is needed for muscle recovery.
Here is a list of suggestions for you:
- Raw fruits and vegetables
- Brown (integral) rice
- Fish (salmon, tuna)
- Meat (chicken, turkey, roast beef, lean center-cut pork chops and lean red meat)
- Mixed greens
- Whole-wheat and whole-grain bread
- Integral pasta
- Low-fat dairy
- Peanut butter
- Dark chocolate
- Whole-grain tortilla
- Whole-grain crackers
Of course, you can always click here and you’ll find your daily menu carefully prepared from us, so you can just get your sleeves up and start preparing those delicious, and yet, completely healthy meals. Bon appetite!