Should I eat most of my carbs before or after workout? Burgess recommends eating carbs before and after your workout, but how close you are to go-time should determine whether you should eat a slow or fasting carb-rich snack or light meal. “The closer we get to performance, the more carbohydrate based you want your meal/snack to be.
How many carbs should I eat 30 minutes before a workout? Aim for 0.25-0.5 grams of carbs per pound of body weight, a good starting range that you can tweak until you discover what feels best. For example, a 180-pound male might eat 45-90 grams of carbs 3-4 hours prior to training, while a 140-pound female might eat 35-70 grams.
When should I eat my fast digesting carbs before a workout? When should you have fast digesting carbohydrates? The best times to have fast-digesting carbohydrates are before and after a workout. When you work out, your muscles’ main source of energy is glycogen (the form of glucose stored in your body’s tissues). Working out depletes your body of glycogen.
Should I eat fast carbs before a workout? Follow these general guidelines: Take in slow-burning carbs before your workout. Slow-digesting carbs include oatmeal, whole grains and foods loaded with fiber (apples, cruciferous vegetables, etc.). Eat fast-burning carbs after your workout.