What to eat can be a tough question, but even more so when you have no idea what to eat before workouts.

Whole Wheat Toast with Cinnamon and Banana

Carbs are your best friend when it comes to eating before your workout. Having a mix of simple and complex carbs will release energy while you workout. Whole-wheat toast and fruit gives you complex and simple carbs, and are very easy to digest. Cinnamon will help improve brain function and stabilize your blood sugar.

Trail Mix and Greek Yogurt

If you are going for a run, walk or swim, eat yogurt, as it is very easy on the stomach. When you eat yogurt with trail mix your body will thank you for it giving you more energy. Choose a trail mix that has healthy sugars. Skip the chocolate variety and go for a mix that has lots of nuts and seeds preventing insulin level drops. However, keep those high fat nuts and seeds to a minimum, as they take longer to digest, make you feel sluggish and slow.


If you are at a loss as to what to eat before your workout, try a smoothie. Time friendly, these delicious pick me ups are loaded with exercise benefits. Try using a cup of Greek yogurt, some sliced fruit, and granola for thickness. If you are buying a smoothie, make sure that you check the label as some are made from milk based or whey proteins. Body by Buckner recommends 10 to 20 grams of protein before you workout.

Fresh Fruit and Oatmeal

Oatmeal is your workout friend. Oatmeal will stick with you during your workout while gradually releasing much needed sugar into the bloodstream. Add fresh fruit to the mix and you will increase your fluid content helping you stay hydrated.

Almond Butter and Apple Wedges

Skip the candy dish on your way out the door, and reach for an apple. This will help you avoid that sugar crash. Apples are loaded with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins and when slathered with almond butter will keep your tummy from growling.

What you eat before you workout is imperative if you want to see progress. Working out regularly and eating clean will help your workouts become the best they can possibly be.

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