Have you ever gone to the gym and after a few exercises just started to feel lightheaded and nauseous?

I’ve seen this a lot.

Usually it’s someone who hasn’t been to the gym in a while, and is working with a personal trainer. They are motivated, but just got off of work and didn’t have much time to eat anything. So they push themselves harder than they can, and run out of gas. Then they faint.

Oftentimes this is hypoglycemia, where your blood sugar level is below the normal threshold. The simple fix during the moment is fast-acting carbohydrates like orange juice.

But how can we make sure we eat quality foods ahead of working out so we have both enough energy to exercise as well as maximize the benefits of our hard work in the gym?

You’re in luck because we’re about to go through a list of 10 options. Now make sure to allow for adequate digestion time before you go to the gym. Some people can eat and then work out right afterwards, but most people require time to digest their food. For me, I find it’s about an hour.

Alright, without further ado, let’s dig into 10 foods that can supercharge your workout.