What is the most important meal of the day?
If you answered ‘breakfast’ then think again. The age old saying of ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ is horribly inaccurate!
There is no evidence to show that having breakfast boosts metabolism or helps with brain function.
When people go along with this breakfast is the most important meal of the day myth, despite the fact that they are not a breakfast person, all they are doing is adding extra calories to their day. If fat loss is the goal then this is counterproductive.
If there was such a thing as the most important meal of the day, then the meal/snack before your exercise would be it.
Being fuelled for a workout will mean being more energised and a more productive session. This would equate to more calories expended in your workout and more muscle being built over the long term [if you’re participating in weight training].
The best snacks you can have prior to exercise would be simple carbohydrates.
Simple carbohydrates are broken down quickly by the body to be used as energy. Simple carbohydrates are found naturally in foods such as fruits as well as refined sugars like candy and soft drinks.