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Health Tip: Don't Nullify Your Workout

👤by Diana Kohnle 0 comments 🕔Monday, November 21st, 2016

(HealthDay News) -- The wrong meals and snacks can thwart your attempts to exercise, burn calories and tone up.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:

Don't overestimate how many calories you are using through exercise. Remember that walking or running a mile only burns around 100 calories. Don't consume too many calories before a morning workout. Instead, make sure you're hydrated and opt for a small snack that's rich in carbohydrates. Eat a post-workout meal with protein and healthy carbs, such as an egg and whole wheat toast or oatmeal with berries. If you're an evening exerciser, schedule a healthy lunch about four hours prior. Eat a healthy carb, such as fruit, about 30 minutes before your workout. If you'll eat dinner a few hours after your workout, there's no need for a snack. But if it will be a while longer, opt for a small snack that combines protein and carbs, such as string cheese and a few whole-grain crackers. Drink plenty of water. It's also important not to skip meals.

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