You could talk to 5 personal trainers, and get 5 different approaches, but when gathering tons of information, this is the basic guideline if you are wondering where to start – MJ
What to Eat Before Your Workout (light)
Pre-Workout 30-40 minutes prior : some form of complex carbohydrate (easy digestable for a fuel boost) and a protein (to initiate muscel recovery)
yogurt & berries
oatmeal & blueberries
apple or carrots, peanut butter
cottage cheese and fruit
What to Eat After Your Workout (hearty)
Post-Workout 20-60 minutes: protein and a little carbohydrate is best immediately after exercise. You really want to repair damaged muscle fiber faster & refule glycogen stores.
1/2c brown rice, sweet potatoe, quinoa with chicken, fish, turkey, lean beef etc
whole grain sandwich with turkey, tuna etc
protein shake (whey 10-15g of protein)
egg, veggie scramble
Please feel free to share your favorite pre or post workout foods in the comments below!