What to eat before working out
I usually work out in the morning, first thing I do after getting up. I don't eat anything before, but as my workouts are getting tougher and more challenging this doesn't work anymore. After about 20 minutes I lose muscle strength completely. What should I eat? It needs to be something quick and I need to be able to start working out immediately after eating.
And a completely different matter: after working out for some time I lose focus. This has happened with weight lifting, yoga, running et cetera. I don't lose motivation, but I don't focus anymore and start doing the exercises mechanically without reflecting on what I'm doing, which of course leads to lack of results. Any ideas on how to handle this? I don't do the same routine day after day.
Are you interested in taking protein powders etc? My morning pre workout shake is a half scoop of whey a glass of milk, 2 bananas, 2 tsb honey, pinch of cinnamon, half glass oats, 1 tsb flaxseed, 1 tsb coconut oil, 1 tsb peanut butter, 4 ice cubes, 50 gms cottage cheese, 5 gms creatine powder blended together :D
Yes there is about 3 gms of protein in an egg white which comes at a very low calorie cost but only one isn't going to be enough combine that with a glass of low fat milk and some carbs from fruits or oats for your workout fuel.. Happy working out :)
Thank you all for your responses!
Another question on the subject: carbs before and protein after or the other way around? Or just protein? I know there are some different opinions on this.
Before my workout yesterday I had half a glass of cream (I know it sounds disgusting but it's really filling) and a finncrisp with cream cheese. After one hour of working out I still had lots of energy left and could've just kept going for another hour.