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Eating Properly When Lifting Weights

Many people who jump into the gym lifting weights have misconceptions of how to diet and eat properly. There can be plenty of misinformation out in the world about how to eat and diet properly when lifting weights on the regular. The solution can be very simple as long as you understand your own body and diet.

Eating Before Lifting Weights

Getting some food before you go and hit the gym or work out at your home is very important. Eating healthy before will give you the energy you need to get through a workout, as well as give you energy for after the session. Foods like beans, fruits, nuts, and peanut butter are good snacks for eating about 60-90 minutes before lifting weights.

Eating After Lifting Weights

Eating high protein meals after you lift weights or workout is the way to go. A high protein snack after your session is good for building muscle and recovery from a workout. Keeping these diets in mind when working out will allow you to feel much better with your workout routine. Snacks including chocolate milk, yogurt, fruit, or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread.

The Benefits:

These are good foods to help with your diet and workout. Once you’re able to sit down for a full meal, you can have larger portions of vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. These are simple foods and snacks to help someone who is looking to lift weights regularly. Obviously, it’s important to remember that when progressing with your workout regiment, you’ll need to adjust your diet.

Everyone’s body is different, which means there isn’t a perfect diet. Each individual who is working out and lifting weights has to start out slow and observe how different diets affect them.

At Biggins Iron, we’re in the business of helping people own the best dumbbells and weight plates for their weightlifting routines. If you’re looking to build a better body and a healthier one, contact Biggins Iron at or visit us online for more information!

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