Foods to give you energy before a big workout

Food is fuel. Without fuel, your body will simply start to reduce its level of performance to the point where you will have to stop.

When preparing for a big training session or event (especially ball sports), it’s important to look at foods that will give you energy that is released in a slower fashion rather than in one hit.

Bowl of energy: A bowls of oats with blueberries, banana and almonds is a great way to give you energy before a big workout, according to fitness expert Lukas Chodat.

Bowl of energy: A bowls of oats with blueberries, banana and almonds is a great way to give you energy before a big workout, according to fitness expert Lukas Chodat.

A few ideas include:

Brown rice and black beans both half a cup each;

Banana with almond butter on a slice of grainy/seedy bread;

Multigrain crackers with hummus / multigrain crackers with avocado and tomato;

Half a cup oats with berries or a chopped banana;

Steamed sweet potato and broccoli lightly salted with a drizzle of olive oil;

Apple wedges and peanut buttter. 

Enjoy.

Chodat Fitness are personal training and group outdoor training specialists. Visit chodatfitness.com.au for more information.