WHAT YOU EAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Ready to get your workout on? Invest five minutes to whip up a healthy pre workout snack and you’ll be so glad that you did. One of the many things that completing 3 full marathons, over a dozen half-marathons, and countless 90-minute yoga classes has taught me, is: what you eat before a workout makes all the difference in how your workout feels and how much you are able to accomplish.

A 300 CALORIE SNACK

And what I’ve learned from my coaches and instructors is this: a 300 calorie snack that is 75% carbs and 25% protein and fat (rough estimate), consumed 90-minutes prior to the start of a workout provides optimum exercise success. Here I’ve put together 14 pre workout snacks that will increase the energy in “your tank”, ensure you’re burning fat instead of muscle (hello), and boost your mood so that your workout is the most exhilarating and rewarding it can be.

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CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER ENERGY BITES

These healthy no-bake bites taste like a cross between a granola bar and peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough. Loaded with protein and fiber, Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites are a perfect pre workout snack.

Image and Recipe via Cooking Classy.

No Bake Energy Bites

Author: Sarah Sarna

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