I’m realizing that I get asked a lot of the same questions on a very regular basis. I had planned to make a quick video answering these questions this weekend, but time FLEW by and I didn’t get around to it. Instead, here they are:
3 (of the many) most-asked questions I receive:
Question #1: Should I eat before or after I work out? (This questions is asked in many variations that also involve when to eat protein and/or carbs)
Answer #1: I eat roughly 1.5 hours before I work out because I feel better and have a great workout. My “snack” usually consists of about 20g of protein and 15g of carbs. Then, since I generally work out in the evenings, I eat dinner about 1 hour after completing my workout. For ME, this makes me feel good and gives me the most energy. If eating prior to working out makes you feel sick to your stomach- don’t do it! Unless you’re a professional athlete who works out 5-6 hours per day, you don’t necessarily need to eat anything before a workout. I do recommend, however, re-fueling your body, post-workout, with the most nutritious sources of protein, fats, and carbohydrates you can find.
Questions #2: What’s a quick lunch that I can make in 5 minutes or less?
Answer #2: Rolled deli meat (I like Boar’s Head or Applegate Farms brand)(1 slice is generally equivalent to 1 oz) with guacamole spread on the inside. Add a generous portion (2+ cups) of pre-washed spinach and some sliced tomato/cucumbers/peppers/whatever you have on hand as a side-salad and you’ve got a pretty well-rounded meal.
Questions #3: What moves can I do at home, in addition to what I do at the gym, to tone my abs?
Answer #3: Move yourself on over to your kitchen, my friend. Eat clean the majority of the time, reduce your sodium and alcohol intake– give yourself about 4 weeks of doing this and you will be amazed at the results!
I’ve also received a ton of feedback that folks like for me to post my (dinner) meals and workouts for the week so that they can get ideas. I’m all for that!
- Meal: Paleo Tex-Mex Casserole
- Move: Fit Camp
- Meal: Grilled Ribeye Steaks, side salad, 1/2 sweet potato
- Move: 45 minute jog/walk (outside)
- Meal: Out with Mark’s grandparents
- Move: Rest
- Meal: Lettuce-wrapped loaded bacon bison burgers, roasted red potatoes
- Move: 75 min. yoga class
- Meal: Pan-seared salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa, roasted broccoli
- Move: 30 min strength workout
- Meal: Date night out!
- Move: Fit Camp
Have an amazing day!