A Leading Dietician Revealed The Ultimate Pre-Exercise Meal To Maximize Energy And It’s Not What You’d Expect

by 2 years ago


We’ve all been there. We get home from work starving, convince ourselves we’re going to the gym after we have a little nibble, and after pounding one pound of pasta, we sit on our couch farting and re-watching Workaholics episodes. This happens to me twice a week.

I have yet to find the happy medium between satiating myself and not bogging myself down before a workout.

Maybe this will help.

A leading dietician has revealed the ‘ultimate’ meal before long workouts, but it’s not something most bros have in their pantries.

Adele Hug, a Macmillan Cancer support dietitian, recommends eating a marmalade sandwich two to four hours before exercising.  Marmalade, a fruit preserve made from the juice and peel of citrus fruits boiled with sugar and water, is perfect for a pre-workout meal due to its quick release carbohydrates which are easily absorbed into the blood to provide a suitable energy boost.

According to Mirror, the sandwich should be made with two 50g slices of white bread, 15g of butter and 30g of the conserve to ensure the perfect pre-fuel. Washing it down with a 200ml glass of orange juice is also recommended.Ms. Hug says the 380-calorie combination contains 54 grams of quick-release carbohydrates which can be rapidly absorbed into the blood to supply the boost of energy needed. Low levels of fat (13g) and fibre (2.4g) also reduce the risk of any stomach discomfort mid-race.

I’ve never had a marmalade sandwich in my entire life. Maybe if I down one, I’ll have the energy to pull my fat ass off the couch for the first time in two months. Probably not.

[h/t Mirror]

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