During training, you will likely experience times when you’re pushing your body past its limits, so it’s important to understand the importance of your pre and post-workout nutrition. Since the foods you eat before and after your workouts are the most crucial meals of the day, it’s time to start being more mindful about them.
Here are some guidelines to follow:
Notice how the amount of macros are listed in ranges? That’s because your consumption will be dependent on your macronutrient and calorie goals.
Keep in mind also that these are just guidelines so don’t stress too much about the figures.
Remember, your total calorie and macronutrient intake at the end of the day are the most important factors.
Quick tip: if you’re short on time for either pre- or post- workout meals, a good P+C go-to is a banana (or two) with a protein drink.