GET YOUR ENERGY FOR YOUR WORKOUTS ON THE RUN!
I constantly have clients that are on the run but forget to eat a complex carbohydrate before their workout and they ultimately pay the price by running out of energy, struggling to push through their training, getting dizzy or nauseous which ultimately ends their workout!
Here’s a great solution!
Eating a bar with around 35 to 45 grams of complex carbs an hour before your cardio or strength workout can help keep your energy consistent and elevated. But definitely check labels closely, says sports nutritionist Dr. Suzanne Nelson, and drop those with more than 4 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, or 5 grams of fiber, all of which can slow digestion.
Winner: Skout Blueberry + Almond Trailbar has 32 grams of complex carbs and tastes like a Fig Newton. It is high in sugar that you need, but gets it only from real fruit.
If your on the run and need to eat a bar, eat it within 30 minutes of exercising, when your body needs the right mix of carbs and protein to recover. Nelson recommends at least 20 grams of protein and half as many grams of complex carbs as your weight in pounds – so 90 grams for a 180-pound man – after cardio or strength training. Get one with whey protein, which studies show is best for maximum muscle recovery.
Winner: Rise Protein and Almond Honey Bar has three ingredients – almonds, honey, and whey – and tastes like a sweet, chewy nut-butter cookie.