Working out is good for your body. If you are into fitness, you already know that exercise is just 10% while diet and what you eat is 90% responsible to make you fit. Diet plays a very important role and what you eat before and after your workout session is of great importance. Pre-workout diet is even more important because it directly affects your workout session- energy rich foods can make your workout easy and energetic while too much fluid can induce vomiting and make you feel a bit sick! Here is a list of foods you need to avoid before working out:
Fried food like chips, pakoras, fries, fried chicken, etc. are a total no-no pre-workout and otherwise also. Too much oily or fatty food can exhaust you and make you feel weak which you don’t want. You need to feel energetic while you work out so avid fatty or oily food before you hit the gym or yoga class.
That goes unsaid! Alcohol is anytime toxic for your body and to drink and workout? Absolutely not. Alcohol weakens your system and dehydrates you. Excess alcohol may also weaken your immunity and this may just make the condition worse. Dehydration can lead to nausea too and you might even throw up!
Carbs are good to fuel up with pre-workout however; simple carbs like ice cream, cake, cereals, candies etc. actually have a negative effect by causing your blood sugar level to drop. Instead have complex carbs like oats along with half scoop whey protein pre-workout. More: Foods highest in sugar >>
Carbonated drinks are strictly no-no before you workout! They make you feel full due to carbonation and also make you feel bloated that can interfere with your performance. In addition, that air in your belly may cause you to burp, creating more discomfort that may hinder your performance. It also lowers your blood sugar level, making you feel weak and tired.
TOO MUCH WATER
It is good to drink water before and during your workout, but only few sips. Too much water can give you nausea, dizziness and also make you feel weak. It also interferes with the energy distribution and directly affects your performance. Too much water can make you vomit water after intense workouts, so stick to 1-2 sips only.
Cheese might have some protein but you cannot deny the fact that it contains saturated fat too! Fats in cheese are extremely slow burning and can slow down the absorption of nutrients to muscles during workouts. More- What to eat pre and post workout >>
Hummus is definitely a healthy food and I highly recommend it, but after workout! Bean based foods like hummus are high in indigestible carbohydrates that may cause uncomfortable gas and bloating.