Now im wondering if this would be a good pre workout meal? i just came up with the recipie and wondering what you guys think, will it help speed up metabolism, burn fat, energy, or anything else you may think. Here it is; 1/2 bell pepper (green), 1 cup of canned crused tomato, 1 teaspoon of pepper, 1 teaspoon olive oil (should i cut that or is that good), 1 teaspoon of basil and parsley (dried), 1/4 cup of an onion finely chopped. now i would cook that for about 20 min in sauce pan then just eat it like that. is that good for pre workout, and how long do you think i should wait till i start my workout, it is a total 1 hr long, cario and weightlifting. Tell me what you think, should i add somthing?
Post workout meal-40 grams whey, 5 grams creatine. cooking some salmon and brown rice right now
— Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithtrain) June 8, 2009
A good pre-workout meal consists of about 60% carbohydrates, and 40% protein. You need carbohydrates as it is what your body burns and it provides your muscles with the energy it needs to burn fat, and you need protein, which helps boost your muscles and rebuilds them during your workout. As for what you already have, it is not a good pre-workout meal. It has too little carbohydrates and no proteins. Here is a good pre-workout meal plan.
A good source of carbohydrates contains complex carbohydrates, which takes your body more time to burn, giving you more energy for you workout. These are several good sources of complex carbohydrates, listed in order from my opinion of which is best.
1. Sweet potatoes
3. Whole Grain Pasta
4. Brown Rice
5. Whole Wheat Bread
Good sources of protein come from lean proteins and meats. These are my favorite sources of lean protein, listed in order of my opinion.
2. Lean red meats
3. Peanut Butter
4. Cottage Cheese
5. Protein Supplements (Preferably Whey Protein)
Eat one serving of each food from each list, about 45-60 minutes before your workout.