So, recently, since enhancing my workout routine, I changed my eating habits.

Whereas before, I worked out having absolutely nothing to eat before, that is nothing for the 14-15 hours before training (intermittent fasting thing) except for my 1 cup of black coffee-no cream or sugar added- now I started eating a slice of whole wheat bread/2 rice cakes with a thin layer of peanut butter and date spread, about 45 minutes before my workout, and when I go to the gym- I stir 1/2 measuring spoon of Vega hydrating mid-workout powder in my (icy) water bottle and sometimes take an apple and a date too.

The thing is- the gym is a 30 minutes drive from my home, so I take my trips there seriously- I swim for 75 minutes twice a week, then do 2 classes- pilates and aerobics, or yoga.

This means I spend almost 4 hours -working out+commuting there.

I decided that this is a long period of time to go without food, and this might compromise the quality of my workout itself- not to mention the intended muscle growth.

Oh, and don’t forget I really do love to eat, so, there’s that too.

So, I started checking online to see if my food choices           (bread or rice cakes with peanut butter, apple and date) were legit.

This was when I was convinced, yet again, of the utmost importance of using your brains while searching for any kind of information, on any topic.

As I read article #1-link below- I was told that eating my whole grain bread wasn’t a good idea at all instead- said to the article- I should focus on: rice cakes, bananas, yogurt, smoothies, and apples. (and more- check it out yourselves in the link). 

Yet- when I moved on to article #2: well, suddenly my piece of bread was considered a stellar choice, and by all means, I was to avoid: yogurt, apples, overripe bananas, smoothies, and those rice cakes. (there’s more to the article- again- check it out in the link). 

article #1: pre workout snacks

article #2: pre workout snacks

Was I surprised? well, actually, no.

Being a class A long time introvert, and perhaps due to my former longtime job as a lawyer,  I have been practicing constant critical assessment of information of any kind, from any source.

I accept nothing I read or hear as absolute truth, and always second guess it- until I cross-examine and double-check it until I am convinced that information is valid+it suits me- not someone else with different issues than me-which might be great but not for me.

In this case- I decided I would use the old method of trial and error- meaning- I shall simply check how my body is reacting to the mere idea of pre-workout snacking, and if it agrees with the concept, then I shall introduce my favorite snacks -one at a time- and see my body’s reaction to it.

So far- the slice of bread with peanut butter +hydration powder -works great.

Tasty+a good combination of carbs+ protein+fat.

Enjoy- the cooliflower.

I am not a medical/health/emotional/financial /nutrition or any other kind of expert as far as it concerns the contents of this blog,  therefore anything written on the blog is not to be taken as any kind of advice, and should you choose to rely on anything  I write on this blog- you are doing it at your own risk and at your own responsibility.

Published by wiseassvegan

an organized full time working vegan -with plenty of ideas on getting everything done in the most simple and efficient way possible.

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