Weight Loss: 5 Energy-Boosting Snacks To Fuel Your Workout

Jan 11, 2021 01:42 AM EST | By Josh Summers (staff@foodworldnews.com)

2021 may be one of the years that fitness is a priority to many people. As a part of a New year's resolution, weight loss may be present in your lists to keep you motivated and lose that love handles and extra weight you have. 

Apart from the diet, you may also dive into exercising as a part of your weight loss regimen, which means you will need energy-boosting snacks to suffice the energy you use when you exercise.

Diet means cutting off the calories your body consumes when you eat. So, your level of energy might be lower than usual. 

To give you an idea of which food to eat to jump-start your energy, here are five energy-boosting snacks you can eat before working out, as mentioned by Express.

Bananas

Weight Loss Diaries: Here are 5 Energy-Boosting Snacks You Should eat Before Working out to aid that shedding
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A man wearing a face mask arrange bananas at his market stall at Corabastos on July 27, 2020 in Bogota, Colombia. Corabastos is one of Latin America's largest food distribution centers in Kennedy, a neighborhood that has seen high contagion levels of COVID-19. While some areas of the city will remain open with restrictions, others will be on strict lockdown. The city was divided in areas, which will be closed in determined dates, to reduce the circulation of people and hospital occupation. Government also announced economic aid to those in need.

You can quickly get them at your grocery store and even eat them as it does not take so much time, like prepping your meals. Healthline notes that bananas contain nutrients like potassium, carbohydrates, and Vitamin B6, which can boost your energy. Medical News Today mentions a study that eating a banana before a long bicycle ride has the same effect as a carbohydrate drink. 

Read also: The Connection Between Cacao and Weight Loss

Water

We know that water is an essential aspect of any health regimen. The Express notes that water can help in rehydrating the body while exercising. An expert also shares that staying hydrated is one of the most straightforward and vital tips to remember when preparing to work out. The expert also notes that water also keeps the muscles and joints lubricated, which is helpful when you exercise. 

Nuts

Weight Loss Diaries: Here are 5 Energy-Boosting Snacks You Should eat Before Working out to aid that shedding
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Nutrition labels are seen on food packaging on February 27, 2014 in Miami, Florida. The Food and Drug Administration is proposing several changes to the nutrition labels to make it easier for consumers to understand the nutritional value of the food they buy.

My Food Data notes that nuts are high in energy because they are rich in healthy fats. It adds that soaking them overnight activates the nuts, increases their nutrient value, and makes them easier to digest.

An expert also told the Express that nuts are a good source of fiber and protein, making them a good snack before a workout. Cambridge also mentions a study that says adding nuts to individuals' habitual diets does not persuade weight gain but aids in weight loss instead. 

Blueberries

Medical News Today points out that dark berries, including blueberries, are a good energy source, especially if you are craving something sweet. It adds that dark berries have a higher antioxidant content, which means they are beneficial in supplying energy and aid in the anti-inflammatory process. 

Porridge

Weight Loss Diaries: Here are 5 Energy-Boosting Snacks You Should eat Before Working out to aid that shedding
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Wheatberry and corn porridge from Aldea & Lupulo on display at the 2016 New York Taste presented by Citi hosted by New York Magazine on November 1, 2016 in New York City.

Training Experience Manager from the lifestyle coaching app Freelatics, Dr. Kianoush Missaghi, notes that this breakfast classic is filled with complex carbohydrates essential for energy. He adds that porridge is easy to make and cheaper than other meals making it an accessible energy-boosting snack.

Weight loss may be challenging, especially if you are working out that need a lot of energy, and grabbing these energy-boosting snacks may make it easier for you to lose weight and give you more life to perform after your workout sessions.

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