What to Eat Before a Workout

Your muscles use the glucose from carbs for fuel.

Many studies have documented the potential of pre-workout protein consumption to improve athletic performance.

While glycogen is used for short and high intensity bouts of exercise,  fat is the source of fuel for longer and moderate-to-low intensity  exercise

It’s recommended to consume a full meal 2–3 hours before your workout.  For meals eaten closer to your workout, choose simpler carbs and some  protein.

However, in some cases, you may not be able to get in a full meal 2–3 hours before working out.

In that case, then you can still eat a decent pre-workout meal. However,  keep in mind that the sooner you eat before your workout, the smaller  and simpler the meal should be.

To maximize the results of your training, try to eat a complete meal  containing carbs, protein, and fat 2–3 hours before you exercise.