I have worked out both fasted and with a pre-workout meal and what works best for me is eating something before I do my lifts. I tried different things to eat pre-workout from eggs, cereal, meat, rice cakes, etc. While reading stuff in online forums I stumbled upon something that has become my staple pre-workout meal for the past few months that seems to work for me. It is called Proatmeal. It is a good quick meal to make right after you wake up from your slumber!
What is “Proatmeal”?
How to cook Steel Cut Oats?
Normally you can boil steel-cut oats but that takes about 30 minutes to fully cook. Considering right after I wake up I eat my Proatmeal then head to the gym this is what I do.
- Get about 1 cup of water to boil.
- Place 1 serving steel-cut oats in a Thermos Mug.
- Put 1 cup boiling water to 1 serving steel-cut oats inside the Thermos mug.
- Let it sit overnight and it will be ready to eat the next morning.
That is how you make a proatmeal! I tend to eat it around 30 minutes to an hour before I start my workout. Now that I am lifting a bit heavier I am thinking of adding some more food as my pre-workout meal, maybe 3 eggs scrambled …