"If it’s a low-intensity day, I eat on the lighter side. I'll grab a quarter of a banana (because of the high sugar intake) before a moderate workout. Afterwards, I'll have a salad with avocado and maybe fish. For intense workouts, I plan carb-heavy meals two hours prior to help me get through it. Sweet potatoes, veggies, and salmon fuel me for days when I plan to lift heavy.
Post workout, I blend fruits, such as strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries with a scoop of almond butter. Fruit contains natural sugar, which is a great carbohydrate fuel source and is dense in water to keep the body hydrated." – Chris Sainsbury, New York City performance coach and co-owner of CrossFit Kingsboro