Secrets to Boosting Metabolism & Lean Muscle
If you’re like me, you like to get your workout done and out of the way first thing in the morning. But morning workouts make breakfast even more important than usual. In this article, I’m going to review some tasty, satisfying, and effective morning pre workout meals.
These meals are designed to boost your energy, jumpstart your metabolism, and support muscle building and recovery at the gym.
Before getting into the meals some of you may be working out super early in the morning and thus are questioning whether you should have substantial meals like these listed. In the most ideal world you can get up and eat one of these pre-workout meals which will help you replenish your muscle glycogen levels which will help you push through even the most grueling workouts.
With that said you need about 60-90 minutes to digest your food so if you can time it so you eat right away after waking up, then get ready for the gym and everything you need for after the gym to get to work on time. Then once you are at the gym or doing your workout your body will have metabolized the food and provide you with sustaining energy.
If this is absolutely not possible then try half a banana and a pre-workout drink or shake and then have one of these meals immediately following your workout.
There are three basic principles to keep in mind when it comes to preparing the best pre-workout meals:
1. Make Protein a Priority – Protein is by far the first ingredient you need to consider. Protein will aid in building muscle and improve your gains at the gym. Protein contains amino acids which are the building blocks of muscle tissue.
2. Include Complex Carbohydrates – Carbohydrates definitely provide your body with a lot of fuel, but complex carbs are what you need to look for. This includes the carbs found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Not only will they sustain your energy longer, they won’t cause your blood sugar level to spike.