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Fast-Track Fitness Resolutions with Food

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It’s the new year and you’ve resolved to be the healthiest version of yourself possible. Eating the right combination of foods pre-workout is instrumental to how your body performs, and nourishing your body with the right fuel will fast-track your fitness resolutions. Choose foods from any of the following categories to fuel your body for pea105931391k performance.

Fruit: Eat any of these body healthy fruits 20-30 minutes before a workout for instant energy.

  • Banana: Loaded with potassium, iron, and vitamin A, banana’s are a perfect source of natural energy.
  • Berries: High in antioxidants, a bowl of strawberries or blueberries provide a heart-healthy boost to your sweat session.
  •  Orange: Foods that contain vitamin C help metabolize fat faster and allow your body to burn calories easier.

Grains: Whole grains, (not to be mistaken for processed cereals and bread), provide the body with a constant source of energy. Loaded with protein and carbohydrates, the powerful nutritional combination of these foods make them ideal for distance runners.

  • Quinoa: This gluten-free, protein packed whole grain helps sustain energy during extended workouts.
  • Oats: Invest in gluten-free oats to avoid insulin spikes and inflammation.

   Protein: Great for energy, endurance, and muscle-building, eating a little extra protein before and after intense workouts helps fuel gym sessions and encourages faster body recovery.

  • Nuts: A handful of almonds or walnuts are a great source of protein and healthy fat.
  • Egg Whites: Whip up a pre-workout omelet, providing the body with protein and essential B vitamins, which help convert food into energy.
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Author: eat.clean.health.

Jodi Geigle is a board certified nutrition and wellness professional highly experienced in nutrition counseling, wellness program creation, effective client behavior modification, corporate wellness and large scale team leadership with an emphasis in operations, technology and start up culture. Jodi has been featured in Women's Running, Active.com and MindBodyGreen.

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