The Best KETO Pre & Post Workout Snacks

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The Best KETO Pre & Post Workout Snacks #keto #ketoapproved #ketogenic #ketosis #whole30 #paleo #workout #fitness

The perfect, keto approved snacks for before and after your workout.
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Along with keeping my diet clean and keto, I try to workout about 5-6 times a week. My workouts vary (typically weight lifting with a small amount of cardio) but having something in my belly before my workout is a ritual. I don’t know if it’s like a placebo affect or what, but my workouts are always better when I’ve eaten something.

Preworkout snacks are typically light and, depending on how hungry I am when I wakeup, are usually around 100 calories. I try to go for a little bit of protein and fat.

[If you are a little lost on Keto or need a refresher, here is my Complete Guide to Keto]

Top Keto Approved Preworkout Snacks
Small handful of nuts (walnuts, almonds or pistachios are my fave)
2 hard boiled eggs
½ an avocado
Ham & cream cheese rollups (spread a little cream cheese on a slice of ham then roll it up!)
Celery sticks with your fave nut butter (I like these single packets almond butter because I have no self-control lol)
Bulletproof coffee (blend or whisk 1 -2 tsp of this ghee into your hot coffee for instant energy)
Cup of coffee with coconut oil
Piece of cheese

Top Keto Approved Preworkout Powders [just a note: I usually prefer eating whole foods instead of pre workout powders, but I have gotten a few questions about them so I did some research and these are the best out there]

Keto Drive

The Best KETO Pre & Post Workout Snacks #keto #ketoapproved #ketogenic #ketosis #whole30 #paleo #workout #fitnessThis Exogenous Ketone Complex contains BHB Salts for Ketosis, Energy, Focus & Fat Burn – Plus Electrolytes (Calcium, Sodium, Magnesium). This can also help with the keto flu symptoms.

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Keto Pre Workout
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Perfect for men & women on a low-carb or keto diet looking to boost energy & performance & burn fat.

You can get yours here.

Top Keto Approved Post Workout Snacks
I typically workout in the morning, so my post workout snack is usually a protein shake (I’ll put my fave powder below). After your workout it is best to get in your carbs (if you want) now plus protein and fat.

2 hard boiled eggs
½ an avo
Roast beef roll ups with arugula, pepper jack, and horseradish Dijon mayo
Handful of almonds
Handful of walnuts and berries
Olives and cheese
3oz serving of a fatty protein like salmon
Pickles (weird, but pickles and their juice do an amazing job of restoring your electrolytes!)
Eggs and bacon with avocado
Protein and cheese sandwich (get the BEST keto bread recipe here!)

Top Keto Approved Preworkout Powders: I always have a shake after a workout instead of a meal. I think at this point its just out of habit, but my stomach always feels better when I have a shake over a snack or meal post workout.

Perfect Keto Protein Powder
The Best KETO Pre & Post Workout Snacks #keto #ketoapproved #ketogenic #ketosis #whole30 #paleo #workout #fitness
This one is BY FAR the most popular Keto protein powder on the market. It contains 100% grass-fed collagen peptides from USA cattle and 5 grams of pure MCT oil powder per serving (which has shown to raise blood ketone levels). Each serving also contains 1.5 grams of acacia fiber, which has no effect on blood sugar and is a prebiotic fiber for gut health. The best part? There are no artificial sweeteners, coloring, chemicals, or binding agents.

I also like this one if I’m craving something sweet or in need of a sweet snack.

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Vega Sport Protein Powder
The Best KETO Pre & Post Workout Snacks #keto #ketoapproved #ketogenic #ketosis #whole30 #paleo #workout #fitness
If you’ve read through my posts or belong in any of the groups I’m in, you know I love this protein powder. It is vegan, has 30 grams of plant protein and 6 grams BCAAs per serving, and probiotics. This one does have carbs though – 2 net grams so be sure to check labels!

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What are you go to pre or post workout snacks or meals? Let me know in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “The Best KETO Pre & Post Workout Snacks

  1. I’ve been on a strict keto diet for about a year and a half, and this is the best I have ever felt. My question is whether eating a high-fat, low carb meal before I exercise interferes with fat burning during the exercise itself. In other words, does the fat in my body from a recent meal that has not yet been digested get burned while exercising thus preventing stored fat from being burned by the exercise I’m doing?

    1. The jury is still out on that! A lot of people say exercising on an empty stomach is best for fat burning others say its important to have something in your stomach.

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