Nutrition Tip

Carbs vs Protein

Carbs vs Protein

 

Carbs vs Protein.

An hour to an hour and a half prior to training – or working out with any type of exercise – eat carbs, not protein.

 

Why Carbs Before Training?

You want to eat a source of carbs and some fruit or a source of fat – avocados or almonds – before working out for several reasons.

1). Carbs will fuel your body.

2). A good source of fat – the best being avocados and almonds – will make you feel full.

3). The sugar in the fruit will kickstart your energy and also will make you feel full when you combine it with nuts, particularly almonds. A great combination is oranges and almonds.

4). You want to eat a light snack from above choices before working out so you won’t feel lightheaded or dizzy while working out.

 

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Why You DON’T Want to Eat Or Drink Protein DURING A Training Session:

1). It will weight you down.

2). It will make you slower than usual.

3). It will make you feel drab and sleepy.

 

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Why Protein After Training?

1). To recover any over-stressed muscles and tissues in your body from your workout.

2). To rebuild your muscles back to normal.

3). Recommended servings of protein to recover from training:

15 – 30 grams of protein for women

30 – 50 grams of protein for men

50+ grams of protein if you are a bodybuilder

4). Several great sources of protein after working out are yogurt, eggs, milk, protein-based post-workout shakes, cottage cheese, and cheese. You can also combine this with more almonds.

5). 1 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter on a banana, because of its potassium.

In Conclusion:

It’s better to be safe than sorry when working out, especially when you are sparring. When you spar it’s a good idea to drink water.

Most athletes have a deficiency with potassium due to their metabolism. Hence, eating a banana with peanut butter or almond butter after training, and then eating (or drinking) a source of protein after that, will help your body recover, which can take up to 2 – 3 hours, depending on how much effort, strength, and endurance your put into your workout.

 

 

 

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Stay positive, keep smiling, and carry on! 

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Colleen Burns

EMAIL: colleen@colleensmartialartcorner.com

SKYPE: colleen.burns62

PS: To learn more about Colleen’s Martial Art Corner, click here: https://colleensmartialartcorner.com/working-with-kali-weaponry/

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