It only takes a quick scan across a few health and fitness websites and blogs to figure out that people are basically obsessed with the notion of finding the best pre-workout foods. From protein to carbohydrates, there are a number of theories out there – and it all depends on what you are looking to achieve.
When it comes to keeping weight off, one recent study proved that exercising on an empty stomach (“fasted training”) can be highly effective in helping you to lose weight. If you are looking to shed some pounds but exercising while hungry doesn’t appeal to you, you’ll be pleased to know that certain foods have a proven ability to assist in fat burning.
According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, eating low-glycemic (GI) foods like grapefruit before a workout can be highly effective in assisting in fat loss. Low GI foods are those that prevent blood sugar from spiking and release energy slowly – and are generally thought to be the best type of carbohydrate for your body.