Category archive for "Workout Food and Drinks"

The beach and lake season is currently upon us and if you have not done so already, it is time to gear up and get into the summer mode.  Your efforts towards being hydrated and energized throughout the summer season largely depends on your dietary habits. What you eat can both help you in achieving your fitness goals or sabotage them all together. To promote fat loss, you have to ensure that you stay hydrated and eat energizing food. Hydration promotes metabolism, tones muscles, promotes bowel movement, detoxifies the body, and lowers stress levels.  The following are some food products [...]

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Proteins are essential to repair and grow tissues. To gain muscle mass or even to lose fat, protein intake is essential. This we know.  However, the unknown ventures into the territory of which protein product to consider.  Buying a protein powder is not easy for any individual consumer. There are many products in the market with different constituents and choosing the one that will suit your needs is easier said than done. If you are a gym owner, who wants to make protein powders easily accessible to your members, stocking the right protein products is even more difficult because you [...]

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A healthy diet comprising or organic foods can go a long way in ensuring your good health. But the truth is that, most of us might not like to eat vegetables in their raw form. Also, making them can be tedious, and something that we cannot spare time on, in the busy lives that most modern day professionals have. A good option to consider would be Organic juices. You can blend a variety of vegetables and fruits to make your juice look and taste delicious, and above all, healthy. Here are a few recipes that can come in handy, and [...]

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For best results and recovery, you need to be mindful of what you eat and drink after exercise. A good diet post exercise speeds up your recovery and enables you to train consistently without feeling tired the next day. When you take in the right food, your muscle and tissue repair process is boosted as you replenish the lost glucose stores and re-hydrate yourself. Hydration post exercise Your first priority after exercising should be replenishing the lost fluids. To determine how much fluid is lost, weigh yourself before and after exercise. For every pound that you lose, you must drink 20 to [...]

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It is vital to have some food and fluid before exercising but it needs to be planned carefully. If the consumption is too much, it can lead to cramps and nausea. Also, the feeling of a full stomach during exercise can be quite distracting. So, it is necessary that a bit of time is given to digest the food. An ideal pre-exercise diet plan starts about 2 hours prior to the workout. A light meal that consists of baked potato/cottage cheese, bagel, peanut butter sandwich or a bowl of cereal could be a good idea. These foods are high in [...]

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