In order to give your all during a workout, you need to make sure that your body is fueled and has enough energy to give you a good burn. With nutrition being such a difficult thing to understand, especially if you’re just getting started, we see there are plenty of people heading to the gym that end up eating too much, or too little, to really fuel their body. The team of nutritionists at Thrive Fitness have compiled a few of their favorite snacks to share with you for you to try.
Nuts & Nut Butter
This is one of the best snacks that you could enjoy before a great workout! They are light, loaded with protein and can be enjoyed in so many ways. Add a variety of nuts and mix them with dried cranberries or some chocolate chips for a sweeter finish. Make sure to balance the sugar that you’re adding so that you are still making the most of the nutrients from the nuts. If you are looking for a creamier option, enjoying some almond butter or cashew butter is another fantastic option. Spread it on an English muffin or put it in between two banana slices. You’ll find plenty of things that you can add some nut butter on to enjoy all of the nutrients it is loaded with.
Yogurt & Fruit
For a sweeter snack, that is still loaded with nutrients and protein, enjoy some yogurt and fruit before you head to the gym. If you use a smaller cup of yogurt, you can add a few different bits to really enjoy your cup of yogurt. Whether you’re a fan of blueberries and strawberries, or you want to add some oats and honey, this is a perfectly light snack that will keep you full through your workout. This one might take a little bit of figuring out, just because people react differently to foods, but it is one that we love!
Protein Bar or Shake
If your main priority is what you’re feeding your body, then a protein bar or shake might be the best option that you have. There are plenty of flavor options when it comes to what you enjoy. Mix and match your shake flavors to create one that you love, but you will have the right type of fuel to get your body through a tough workout. These are also pretty easy to carry around in your gym bag, which makes them extremely easy to enjoy!
When you’re in need of more assistance regarding your nutrition, you can count on the nutritionists at Thrive Fitness to give you the guidance to help you reach your goal and achieve the healthy lifestyle that you’ve been wanting. Having a good understanding of your nutrition is a must when you’re working towards certain fitness goals. Stop in to Thrive Fitness, here in Atlanta, today and get more information on how you can get started working with one of our nutritionists. We can’t wait to get started on building your knowledge regarding your nutrition.