We do sports for different reasons: some to lose a few extra kilos, others to have a more athletic and strong body and also to distract ourselves. Whatever the reasons, eating before training is key because it gives us the energy we need.
Food is our fuel, it is the source of energy that the body needs for everything. From the basic functions to the most complex. For athletes, the 'type' of fuel with which we load the body before training is key to achieving sporting achievements. In some cases it helps us with burning fat, in others with building muscle mass and it is always relevant to have enough energy needed to fully comply with a routine.
Here we tell you 3 reasons to correctly load your body with the right foods.
- The body needs fuel to burn. Although exercising on an empty stomach is beneficial for certain (highly supervised) training plans, the truth is that for most mortals it is key to burning calories without losing muscle mass. For that, you have to choose foods that contain fast-absorbing energy. A good idea is dates and cranberries.
- Without energy, you will not perform at your best. Many times we are matteos with training plans but not with food. We train on an empty stomach and then do not replace quickly and with the necessary quality. That, in the short term, will only delay your sports goals. You will arrive without energy to train and for sure, the next day, you will have even less energy to continue fulfilling your plan. A correct balance between complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and good quality proteins are key.
- You'll be less hungry, and you'll make healthier choices. When you run out of fuel reserves it costs twice as much to fill them up. One of the most common consequences of training on an empty stomach is that after the session there is nothing-and really nothing-that can satisfy our desire to eat. That is the perfect formula for making bad decisions and eating what we have on hand, often loaded with simple carbohydrates and refined sugars. Better prevent.