Healthy Pre-Training Snack Part 1

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Ever in a rush on your way to workout? Do you end up grabbing that leftover buffalo chicken wrap in the fridge and snack on it on your way to the gym?  Stop.  Don’t do it.  Put that sandwich down.  Unless you want to cramp during your workout or turn your fast break into a slow break, stop and listen up. I am here to tell you that there are quicker, and healthier ways to snack in transit to your workout.

First of all, did you know that it takes the human body six hours to digest meat, so that chicken, steak, turkey sandwich you’ve been having?  Yeah, that’s still hanging out in your stomach chilling for six hours.  Instead, substitute that sandwich with naturally energizing snacks that you can eat just a half hour before working out, hell, you can even eat it 15 minutes before.

My favorite go-to, before-the-gym snack is a peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon sandwich.  This snack is easy to eat on the go in the morning or afternoon.  The sandwich is incredibly tasting, and better yet, provides your body with healthy protein, naturalized sugar, and quick energy.  I recommend multi-grain bread to provide the body with healthy carbs, and also natural peanut butter, to ensure that your body is not ingesting unhealthy preservatives.  You can probably find honey and cinnamon in your cabinets at home.  This is a perfect snack to help you get a quick boost of energy and provide your body with the proper nutrients necessary to maximize your workouts.

*Allergy issues- you can substitute the cinnamon with nutmeg or ginger

*You can also substitute honey with Agave nectar

Ingredients

  • Multi-Grain Bread
  • Natural Peanut Butter (any brand)
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon

Meat digestion article:  http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20551987_12,00.html

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