my go to pre and post-workout snacks

I’ve always enjoyed fitness at some level. Even though I am generally a lazy person, I like to be able to do stuff like play hockey, do power yoga classes, take Kaiya for a run or to play soccer and many other activities that require some sort of fitness level above average. I also work in an athletic centre and access to these amenities is in front of me.

This year I am taking it to the next level. I am hopefully running my first 5K for charity (yet to be totally decided). I have made a goal to attain higher than average results and I have OH to challenge me because we are both extremely competitive, especially when it comes to besting each other in games like Air Hockey (Me: 10 OH: 2).

Because I work with a whole bunch of fitness trainers, a nutritionist, specialists of all kinds, I borrow a lot of books, get a lot of advice and weed out what works for me and what doesn’t. I also look at expense. The following few snacks I eat are overall cheap, healthy and can part of a well balanced diet!

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Before an early morning workout, I eat a hard-boiled egg and have a slice of toast with peanut butter (sometimes natural, sometimes not). I’ll either have a small glass of orange juice or a cup of green or chamomile tea – straight, no milk.

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After a workout – no matter what time of day, I eat a medium banana with a small glass of chocolate milk.

The banana is loaded with Potassium, has Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6  and Magnesium. When I was searching for the perfect after workout snack, there were many websites including Fitness Magazine and Livestrong that went through a list of after workout snacks.

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The chocolate milk has Protein, Calcium, Vitamin A, B-6 and B-12 and D. There are many articles supporting chocolate milk as a great mix of protein and carbs for after workout recovery. The Globe and Mail posted an article a couple years ago about it.

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So that’s my blerb for the week. Nothing special just some insight into a small part of me.

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