I am always wondering if it is okay to eat after a workout, I am usually very hungry. This article below helped me to know what to eat or drink and at what times. Take a look
A lot of people find it easy to get into the routine of exercising but find it more difficult to eat according to their workout. In this article we’re going to be look at how you should be transforming your eating habits to help improve your Pilates Exercise sessions. You need to be focused on what you put inside your body as well as how you treat your physical appearance. This article will help you have a clear idea of how to set up your eating schedule around your workouts.
What to eat before exercising?
If you’ve already started doing Pilates Exercises then you’ll know that after a while it can become extremely challenging. If you’re going to be doing a lighter Pilates Exercise regime (for beginners) then it is recommended that you eat a healthy meal two to three hours before the actual class. If it is a more hardcore training session of Pilates exercises than you should have an additional snack an hour or so before the actual class. It is also important that you prepare your body by hydrating it before the actual work out. It is recommended that you drink between 400ml and 600ml of water two to three hours before the actual exercise session. You should also drink another 240ml of water during the active warm-up session you are practicing. Don’t eat too much as Pilates is often practiced the best while on a slightly empty stomach. If you’re feeling full during the class you might feel queasy and unwell.
What to drink during the exercising?
You should always bring drinks to your Pilate Exercise classes. It’s essential that you be able to hydrate your body as much as possible for the best results. If the exercise session is over an hour long you should bring a sports drink (you need the additional energy) and if it is below an hour you should simply bring some water. You will to keep yourself hydrated so that you don’t lose the focus you need to perform the exercises.
What to drink and eat after exercising?
After your exercise classes you should eat an hour after the meal. If you can’t have a full meal at least try to have a quick snack. You should be conscious of what you are eating so that you can get the full benefit out of your workouts. Try to limited fast food and even processed food. Eat a lot of fresh vegetables and fruit. Also stock up on lean meats such as chicken and turkey. If you have a tendency to over eat try eating your next meal with a glass of water. It will help you get rid of that nasty hunger bug that makes you eat large portions of your food.
If you start approaching the way you eat while doing Pilates exercises you will definitely notice an improvement in the way you actually practice Pilates. You will give your body everything it needs to be able to push itself further and become the healthy body you always wanted.