Should I eat during a workout? + Shamrock Shake Recipe

I know during long runs I will have either a protein bite that I've made, or a shot blok, or sometimes even just grabbing a quick swig of a powerade carbohydrate drink. However, what about lifting? Or should I even be consuming during runs?

For sure you want to be taking frequent water sips according to Riska Platt, M.S., R.D., a nutrition consultant for the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She also notes that "you don’t need to eat during a workout that’s an hour or less. But, for longer, high intensity vigorous workouts, she recommends eating 50-100 calories every half hour of carbohydrates such as raisins, an energy bar or banana."

The Body Building Website also recommends the same nutrition advice for lifting. However they talk more about using quick supplementation such as Branch Chain Amino Acids. Branched-chain amino acids are essential nutrients that the body obtains from proteins found in food, especially meat, dairy products, and legumes. They include leucine, isoleucine, and valine.You can also check out for BCAA supplements. Keep in mind these products should only be used if you are doing a high intensity workout for more than an hour. For instance if you're running a half marathon under 8 minutes. That might be a good time to use them, as well as a heavy lifting set, or practicing for the Memorial Day Murph. As long as it takes you more than an hour. 

A little more simple then yesterday's post, huh? LOL. Check out Precision health for more ideas on body type, what to eat during a workout, and snacks specific for what type of exercise you're doing. 

Also Happy Saint Patrick's Day Everyone! I found this awesome Recipe from PCOS Diva Shamrock Shake