This is one question that I ask myself before every workout. Taking cues from a recent article that I read on the same topic, here are a few pointers –
- Study has shown that if weight loss is your goal, then the same person who ate a meal 2 hours before the workout showed less results than the one who didn’t eat. So that’s the basic idea.
- It depends on the kind of workout. You might get through an hour of yoga but not a really intensive weight-lifting session. Again, it’s subjective to your body. Caffeine, of course is a no-brainer.
- If you gotta eat, then go for something like Greek yogurt with some oats or a banana and 2-3 spoons on peanut butter. I prefer the second honestly. And try to keep a gap of 1-2 hours between the meal and the workout.
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