If you are in your program for weight loss, remember to eat right before exercise. You may ask curiously “why”? Actually, if you do exercise without having some food, your body will burn amino acids for fuel, which refers to muscle. This is because muscle is made up of amino acids. In any program for weight loss, we know that the most important thing is to maintain and build our lean muscle tissues and we do not wish to lose them in any condition.
So, regardless of what time you want to exercise, remember to eat some thing before exercise especially early in the morning and this can:
Avoid low blood sugar level, so that you have energy to do your weight loss exercise more effectively either mentally or physically.
Ensure that glycogen or fuel is always available to perform the exercise. Then your body will not burn amino acids (which refers muscle here) as fuel to perform the exercise.
Please refer the below food choices with approximately 100 calories each that you can have before your weight loss exercise in the morning time. These include:
A slice of whole grain toast with 1 teaspoon jam
A cup of low-fat yogurt
A packet of instant oatmeal
A cup of fruit juice
A piece or serving of fruit
A half serving of whole grain cereal with low-fat milk
(Note: You may also refer to my calculate calories article for more information about food servings.)
Basically, we want to replenish our muscles’ glycogen as soon as we finish our exercise in any program for weight loss. That is why we need to eat after the exercise too. We need to consume some protein besides carbohydrates because protein serves as building blocks of lean muscle tissues, as it will help in muscle tissue repairing after the strength training.
Let say you ate part of your breakfast around 100 calories before exercising. Always remember you are in weight loss program. This means you cannot have your breakfast consumption as usual after the exercise. You need to cut half or one third of calories intake on food taken after the weight loss exercise. These food choices after your exercise include:
A piece or serving of fruit and a cup of low-fat yogurt
A slice of whole grain toast with yogurt, cottage cheese, a packet of instant oatmeal or a piece of string cheese
A cup of whole grain cereal with low-fat milk
A cup of soymilk or your favorite protein beverage with few whole wheat crackers
It is always important to eat before and after the exercise in any program for weight loss to optimizing your weight loss results. Besides, get to know some useful weight loss tips and weight loss concept will enhance the success rate in losing weight.