3. SLOW CARBS PREWORKOUT
Many people still opt for fast carbs before training, thinking it will provide a jolt of energy. Maybe it will, but it won’t help you burn fat like slow-digesting, low-glycemic carbs.
WHY IT WORKS: One study performed at the National Taiwan College of Physical Education found that athletes consuming a preworkout meal of slow-digesting carbs and protein burned more fat during exercise and were able to train longer before reaching exhaustion than those not eating the slow carbs.
DO THIS: Within 30 minutes before training, consume 20 to 40 grams of low-glycemic carbs such as whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, fruit or sweet potatoes in addition to 20 g of whey protein.
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