I have never waited this eagerly for my salary to get credited. That is because just like my luck, all the money is spent in buying the expensive pre-workouts, with the hope to get bigger and more vitalized. It was good but then pondered if it was that necessary to spend so much on the expensive pre-workouts. On one hand talking about “Gareebi mai gym” and on the other hand buying expensive stuff. There’s a saying that, “Necessity is the mother of inventions” and who other than us can think of easy jugaads to fix things up. By “us” I refer to my fellow Indians.
Why do we need pre-workouts? To get that extra boost of energy for exercise. It is advised to eat prior to your workout, so that your body have enough fuel to sail through your workout. Bought pre-workouts and it went hard on my pocket. So, what is the solution? How can I fix this? Is it all about timing, meal size, and composition. We have two options- either to buy pre-workout supplements or we can make our own pre-workout supplements according to our needs. I would like to go with the latter option because I’m not a rich brat. So, if you fall under my category then here are some considerations and tweaks you can make when putting together your pre-workout meal.
- Eating 2-3 hours prior to your workout – Ingest your body with solid meals so that your body gets enough time to absorb all the nutrients before you hit the gym. Meals full of protein, carbs and healthy fats. You know what to eat. Right?
- Opting for slow digesting carbohydrates – There are couple of reasons behind it. One, you don’t want to go the gym with your increased hormonal level wherein you’re bloating and thus reducing your ability to burn fat. Two, a fast digesting carbohydrate will lead to fatigue and dizziness in the middle of your workout. Keeping the optimal balance is the key here for the maximum endurance and results. So, you’re giving time to your body to balance your insulin hormonal level by eating 2-3 hours prior to your workout.
- Choose foods which are high in protein – As this pushes your adrenaline rush and keeps you motivated and energised before your workout starts.
- Avoid high fat content foods – Come on. We’re talking of burning the ugly fat we’re carrying and we can’t pile more on it High fat content food leads to lethargy and more fatigue.
We’re on a mission and we know it is going to take a lot of hard work to reach our goals. Hustle up.