What to eat before and after HIIT?
For the past 10 days the online support of workouts at home has been extensive.
Small fitness equipment such as kettlebells, floormats, dumbbells and steps are getting out of stock by popular demand. But not to worry if this material is not available to you.
There are several bodyweight-HIIT-cardio workouts that don’t require anything than just a couple of square meters of space. (see my post of last week, Total Bodyweight-HIIT Circuit)
The Update on Oats
The recipe of the overnight oats in one of the posts last week had to be tested and reviewed, so last night I put about 40 grams of oatmeal into a jar and filled it up halfway with coconut milk. This is not the heavy coconut cream that comes in little packages and is often used in Thai/Asian sauces, but the light coconut milk in the 1 litre package (usually around 20 kcal/100 ml). Stirred it and then just set it away in the refrigerator overnight.
Eating Clean and Being Creative
The Eat-Clean principle came across my path about 12 years ago when I picked up a book called The Eat-Clean Diet, from Tosca Reno.
About Oatmeal and Stress
"Oatmeal is warm and comforting-and it also helps your brain generate the destressing neurotransmitter serotonin," says Albertson. Research in the Archives of Internal Medicineshows carb-eaters felt calmer than those who shunned carbs. The carb-avoiders reported feeling more stressed. Any carb won't do, however. Refined carbs (white bread and pasta) digest faster and spike blood sugar, messing with moods and stress. Complex carbs like oatmeal are digested more slowly and don't spike blood sugar.
Total Bodyweight - HIIT Circuit
Perform all 12 exercises in a row/as a circuit.
Each exercise 1 minute with 10 seconds rest time in between.
After you have done all the exercises take a 1.5 minute break and then repeat the circuit.
Total of 2 rounds.