We have noticed recently that many people around us (friends, family, clients and co workers) are all feeling positive and motivated about the New Year.
It is at this time of year that as a whole, we are feeling energized, working out, eating healthily and trying to create a life/work/play balance.
Your diet and nutrition is super important to your wellbeing; not only does the food you eat fuel you and provide you with energy and nutrients but it also helps keep your blood sugar levels steady. By eating the right things at the right times we can further help keep blood sugar levels stable, helping to keep your energy levels up and reduce any sugary cravings.
This week we are all sharing some of our tried and tested snacks with you in the hope to keep you inspired into the start of 2016 and you may also want to try some of the foods yourself.
Let start with Troy:
His favourite on the go snack is a Vega Endurance Bar
Favourite Pre workout snack is a banana
Favourite post workout snack is a Vega recovery shake
His favourite snack is plain full fat yogurt with almonds, pecans, and some sugar free granola
* Pre workout - he tends not to worry too much about this as he aims to eat a meal just over an hour before a workout
His favourite post workout snack is a Vega recovery shake and Vega protein shakes.
* Her favourite snacks to have when on the go are nuts and an apple
* Her favourite pre workout snack is popcorn or rice
* Her favourite post workout snack would be a protein shake with skim milk
His favourite on the go snack is a handful of nuts
Favourite Pre workout snack is a banana with natural peanut butter
Favourite post workout snack is a vega recovery shake/vega sport protein shake
His favourite go to snack is fruit, yoghurt and granola
Favourite Pre workout snack is an orange
Favourite post workout snack is a protein shake
His favourite go to snack is peanut butter, granola or a banana
Favourite post workout snack is either a protein shake BCAA's, fruit smoothy, crackers and cheese, or chocolate milk.
*His favourite Favourite post workout snack is granola, protein and yogurt.
* Her favourite snack / morning pre-workout is her protein shake.
• 1 cup egg whites
• one whole egg
• a handful of spinach
• 1/2 cup oats
• 100 ml almond milk
• 1/2 cup fruit medley
• 1 whole banana
• 1 scoop of protein powder.
Gives her energy to get through her workouts and her day.
* Her favourite on the go and/or pre workout snack is abanana
Her favourite post workout snack is an apple with peanut butter
As you can see peanut butter (best in its natural form), bananas and granola have come up quite often as a regular snack or as a pre workout for the GWA trainers and protein shakes are most popular for our recoveries.
If you have any other snacks that you always turn to we would love for you to share them in the comments below.
We hope you gained a little insight and knowledge from todays blog and are feeling positive about the year ahead. Let’s make for a fit and fabulous 2016.
From the GWA team!