I have found that adding fuel(food) within approximately 60 minutes prior to an intense workout and within 60 minutes after my workout are musts!

Pre-workout and post-workout nutrition is the key to get optimal results, growth and recovery. Pre-workout nutrition is necessary for maximum performance and will allow you to have increased muscle strength, better endurance, give you increased energy, burn more calories and improve concentration.

Some foods that I might have prior to my workout (within one hour):

1)A piece of whole wheat toast with Peanut Butter
2)FastFuel Energy Bar-LifeTime Fitness
3)Hard-boiled eggs, yolks removed and replaced with hummus.
4)Low-fat yogurt with a sliced banana

Pre-workout I prefer a high-carbohydrate, moderate protein, low-fat meal or snack.

Post-workout nutrition is necessary for growth and recovery.

Foods that I might have after a workout (within one hour).

1.FastFuel Lite Protein Shake-LifeTime Fitness

2.Stir-fried chicken and vegetables (pepper, zucchini and carrot) over brown rice

3.Whole-wheat pasta tossed with chicken, broccoli and eggplant

4.Whole-grain cereal or oatmeal, with milk and fruit (such as a sliced banana)

5.Protein Bar (My favorite).Recipe
1 cup Protein Powder
1 cup Oatmeal
1 cup Krispies
3/4 cup Organic Peanut Butter
1/4 cup honey.

The food keeps me going…..what do you eat before and after your workouts?