Fitness Tip: Fuel Your Morning Burn

Eat right—and at the right time—for your A.M. workout

“Training for a tri doesn’t stop with your level of physical activity—the best thing you can do for your body is to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet every day. Since you exert a lot of energy and burn tons of calories, it’s important to consume the right nutrients at the right time.

If you train in the morning and only have time for something quick, opt for bananas as a pre-workout snack. If you have more time, eat a breakfast that includes carbohydrates and protein, then wait at least 60 to 90 minutes to allow for proper digestion. For post-workout refueling, try to eat a whole food meal containing protein, carbohydrates and some healthy fat. Try a piece of lean chicken or fish with quinoa or brown rice and a green salad with avocado and a little olive oil and lemon.”

Lauren Gould, founder of 80/20 Wellness, shifted gears from her corporate career to pursue a healthier lifestyle for herself and others. An ACE Certified Personal Trainer, she is also an avid athlete and marathoner.

 As reported by Bethany Marzewski.

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