Good Preworkout Meals with Almonds
Workouts are considered a tedious exercise for one. Around an hour or two of a workout session is considered ideal. Research shows that one starts losing weight after 26 minutes of exercise; before that, the body is just in the ‘warm up’ phase.
Normally dieticians have been warning people not to consume fats before a workout. Nowadays, however, they have been recommending people to consume almonds before workout sessions. Why is that? Here is the answer to all those curious people. Almonds have monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which are healthy and provide energy-boosting essential fatty acids like omega-3s and omega-6s. Saturated fats found in dairy products like cheese and butter is advised to be avoided. This is because they make a person feel lethargic and tired.
Doctors recommend the following diet:
For your preworkout meal, you should have around 12 almonds. They have 83 calories, 3grams of carb, and 3grams of protein and 7grams of fat.
Many people, who are highly diet conscious, tend to avoid nuts because they feel they are high in fats. What they don’t realize is that almonds are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats are a source of omega -3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. They are highly beneficial for the muscles in our body, the brain and our skin. For best results, as advised earlier, you can have 12 almonds. It is advised to eat them raw and unsalted. They are a very healthy and nutritious addition to your preworkout meal.
Morning Preworkout Meals:
A typical morning preworkout meal may consist of any fruit, preferably an apple, and some low fat cottage cheese or yogurt. You can add a handful of almonds to it as well for a healthier preworkout meal. Furthermore, you can also add some almonds into a fruit and veggie breakfast smoothie to add a creamy taste to your nutrient drink.
If you feel that you don’t have time for a healthy breakfast, do yourself a favor. On your way out, just grab a handful of almonds and have them on your way to work. Grab a travel mug of low fat milk with it and you are good to go.
Afternoon Meals with almonds:
For an afternoon meal, you can add chopped almonds to either a marinated quinoa or lentil salad from a nearby deli. The protein, complex carbs and healthy fat present in these almonds will give you lasting energy for an after-work gym time. You can also order a steamed chicken breast and brown rice with some almonds from your desk drawer for a tasty lunch that will help you spend the day peacefully.
If you plan on doing a small workout before dinner, you can have a light preworkout dinner. It can include some whole wheat pasta with olive oil, lemon and chopped almonds. It may also consist of a half-portion of chicken stir-fry with some brown rice, veggies and sliced almonds.
These were a few good preworkout meals for any person who would wish to follow them. They include almonds so people with allergies should avoid them.