It is a widely recognized fact that many people struggle to keep on top of what they’re eating on a daily basis, and furthermore, what impact this is having on their health. Everyday we’re told about another food that is going to cause us harm and the worry that this causes us alone, is enough to keep us up at night. Moreover, when it comes to knowing what is right to be eating before the gym and giving us the ‘right type’ of carbohydrate boost, the information overload is almost enough to blow our minds completely.
But fear not. Here at Boon Models (one of the top up-and-coming NYC modeling agencies) we have made it our mission to make your life easier in the fitness and diet department, whether you are an aspiring model, agent, stylist or photographer. Or even just a lover of exercise and/or food! Therefore, we have put together a list for you of some helpful tips for what you should be eating to give you energy boosts for exercise. You can thank us later.
Our good old friend, the egg, turns out to be quite the savior when we need it to be. And in this instance, taking into consideration that eggs are packed with protein – an essential for working out and defining muscle tone – then you should definitely opt to have them for breakfast an hour or so before heading to the gym. Also, be sure to add the yolk too to whichever style you decide as this is packed full of goodness and nutrients.
Considered one of the healthiest ways to ‘do bread’; rye bread – especially organic – is a great way to boost your energy without putting unnecessary additives from white bread into your system.
Juicing is incredibly popular at the moment, not only in the ‘gyming’ community but also with people across the world who struggle to inject the necessary essential fatty acids into their daily routine. Therefore, if you follow this way of thinking you should aim to have a smoothie at least an hour before the gym and pack it full with all the fruit and nuts you can get your hands on.
The crunchier the better! Our homely favorite peanut butter is a great way for getting a slow-release burst of energy into your system before you work out. Why not considering spreading some on rye bread, to up your game even further?
No, I’m not joking. It has actually been proven that caffeine can be our friend – sometimes. Therefore, if you have a cup in the hour leading up to your visit to the gym then you will find, not only that you get that well-known energy boost but also your metabolic rate will be slowed down (making it easier to burn fat) and there is even the welcome addition of some antioxidants thrown in there.