A proper pre-workout meal should include complex carbohydrates and protein as your body turns carbohydrates into fuel and uses protein to aid muscle recovery. Step away from the white bread and opt for complex carbohydrates as they ensure a steady supply of energy to last you throughout your workout. Brown bread, peanut butter, brown rice, chicken, sweet potatoes, granola and yogurt give you amazing fuel before you go to town on the weights. Give this meal one to two hours to digest before beginning your workout.
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