ask stylebook: food before exercise?

Sarah: My trainer encourages me to have protein before our sessions, but if I eat too much before working out it makes me sick. What is the best practice and what should I eat before training?

Adrien, Fitness on the Run: Great question. Everyone is different. Depending on the time of day you train, your pre-workout meal should contain a combination of carbohydrates and protein. If it makes you feel sick, definitely reconsider. You want to feel like you have sufficient energy and not too full. Really, the more important meal is AFTER you train. This is when your body requires enough protein to recover and build that amazing muscle you just earned.

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Adrien founded Fitness on the Run in 2004 out of her home. Today, “FOR” is home to more than 250 clients, 11 instructors, and hundreds of inspirational success stories. She is passionate about helping others view their fitness as a journey, not a quick fix. Adrien’s recipe for success has evolved from a rigid training plan of a 4-5 workouts per week. Now, she believes the most important ingredient is making small changes for big results — even if its only five minutes a day. She works daily to help clients understand the three most vital component of a effective fitness program are consistency, sustainability, and fun. Adrien believes we all benefit from being curious about our bodies and our health and that change is always within reach. She lives a clean lifestyle, insists on getting sufficient quality sleep, and finds ways to manage her stress, typically through dancing with her kids nightly.

Fitness on the Run is Fitness for Life. Combining a focus on strong bodies and strong minds with a robust wellness education program and unparalleled personalized attention, we provide fitness for health, longevity and functionality.

Fitness on the Run
210 N Lee St.,
Alexandria, VA 22314

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