6 tips for a healthy workout diet
What’s on your plate before you work out? In the lead up to the World’s Largest Spin Class, the Base Body Babes share how they eat to feel strong, fit and healthy.
1. Balance is key
Food is one of the most important things for feeling healthy, fit and strong. We need to fuel our bodies to feel our best. We believe in a really nutritious diet. We don’t do anything extreme. We just consume lots of fresh, healthy, natural produce, and we try not to have anything packaged or processed. We try to maintain a gluten free, refined sugar free diet, and we prefer to have organic if possible. As long as our meals have an element of protein, carbohydrates and lots of veggies, that is pretty much what is on our plate.
2. Plan ahead
We definitely use the weekends to prep for the week. So we will stock our fridges with lots of beautiful, delicious fresh produce. Lots of fruit and veggies! We are lucky enough to have our café based in North Sydney, so we have access to lots of healthy food throughout the day.
3. Don’t cut carbs
We don’t cut carbohydrates at all from our diet. It’s just about finding good quality carbohydrates, like rye, quinoa, buckwheat and sweet potato.
4. Stay hydrated
We always drink lots of water throughout the day. The first thing we’d do when we wake up is to drink a few glasses of water. Then we carry a bottle of water everywhere we go throughout the entire day. To spice it up, we love some lemon and some chia seeds in our water as well.
5. Fuel up with protein
We would never work out on an empty stomach and would encourage everyone to wake up and have a great breakfast. We suggest something with protein in it – something that will give you energy for the ride, but won’t make you feel sluggish.
The morning of the event, we will probably have a protein shake. We use an organic whey protein isolate – it’s an all-natural product and we love it. Another option we’d have for breakfast would be two boiled eggs, some sauerkraut, gluten free toast and some baby spinach.
6. Replenish post-workout
After a workout, we want to replenish our carbohydrates. It’s also a good idea to replenish electrolytes, so we love having coconut water and a banana.
Read more tips from the Base Body Babes for preparing for a fitness event.
The World's Largest Spin Class takes place on 25 June, 2015. Find out more at medibankspin.com.au