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easy diet guidelines for women pre and post workout

Ladies, it’s a constant struggle to keep up with everything that’s expected of you! That doesn’t mean your health and wellness should fall to the wayside, but it does mean you need quick and easy solutions. Your body is a machine, and it needs the right fuel and exercise to stay in top working condition.

Women tend to neglect their health and focus on the health of their families. That’s noble, but shortsighted. What would your family be without you, after all?

Whether you work out at home or in the gym, here are some tips to help you maximize your time and work out results.

Pre Workout Diet Requirements For Women

You need healthy carbs and plenty of water before you work out. Don’t skip breakfast! You need the fuel to keep up with your vigorous exercise.

Here are some great pre-workout choices for quick and simple meals.

Cinnamon whole wheat toast with bananas

Between the whole wheat toast and the bananas, you get a mix of complex and simple carbs to give you steady energy while you workout. Bananas are particularly beneficial because of their high potassium content, since you lose that nutrient when you exercise and need to replenish it. Cinnamon shows some signs of stabilizing blood sugar and boosting brain function, too. Try this small meal out before you throw on your running shoes.

Yogurt and Granola or Trail Mix

Grab a quick bite before you pull on your swimsuit for surfing or swimming. Yogurt provides healthy protein and choosing a probiotic or Greek variety will add additional benefits for a healthy gut. Take care choosing your granola or trail mix and opt for whole grains, nuts, and dried fruit without any candy or extra sugar. If you use the granola or trail mix sparingly, it will give you energy without adding too many calories to your workout diet.


Smoothies can help workout recovery and preparation. You can enjoy one before or after your workout. Remember to add some yogurt for protein, green veggies like kale, a banana for healthy carbs and potassium, and any supplements you take for performance. The best thing about smoothies is you can take them to the field with you before a rousing game of football.

Post Workout Diet Requirements For Women

And after your workout is finished, turn to these food ideas to rejuvenate your body.

Grilled Chicken and Mixed Vegetables

This nutrient dense meal will help your body recover after activity thanks to the lean protein in chicken and healthy carbs vegetables hold. You’ll feel satisfied and full without any bloating. Use olive oil to sauté or roast both the chicken and vegetables, but keep it light.

Veggie Omelet with Avocado

Omelets are a truly power packed meal for active lifestyles. You can use just egg whites to lower the calorie content or mix in a yolk or two for flavour. This is an easy way to get your recommended amount of vegetables too. Serve your veggie omelet alongside some avocado slices to increase the fiber, healthy monounsaturated fats, and vitamins A, D, E and K.

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