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Snacks For Before and After Your Workout Recommended by Equinox Trainer

Snack Ideas For Before and After Your Workout

Working out on a full stomach is a recipe for disaster. I know after eating too much curry before a 55-minute kettlebell session. But heading into the gym or onto a running trail with an empty belly is no picnic either. In need of some appropriate snacking ideas I tapped my Equinox trainer Lauren for some suggestions on what to eat before and after my workouts. She recommends eating a high-carb snack with a moderate amount of protein that is low in fat. Foods like:

  • Whole wheat toast with peanut butter
  • Veggies and hummus
  • Luna bar
  • Lowfat yogurt and fresh fruit
  • Piece of fruit and a handful of nuts
  • Half an avocado on Ak-Mak (whole wheat cracker)

After your sweat session, Lauren recommends snacking to help your body recover from your workout. She suggests focusing more on protein for optimal muscle recovery if you have been strength training. Here are some options:

  • Protein shake (great for replenishing the amino acids extracted during your workout)
  • Turkey sandwich (hold the cheese and mayo!)
  • Cottage cheese and cherry tomatoes
  • Bean burrito
  • Apple or pear with a piece of string cheese
  • Four ounces of tuna on whole wheat toast
  • Almond butter on apples with pumpkin seeds
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