alanna brown nutritionist


My name is Alanna. I am a Nutritionist, Recipe Developer and Food Stylist based in Melbourne.

On my blog I like to share healthy recipes and nutrition tips. 

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Basic Pre-workout Sports Nutrition

Basic Pre-workout Sports Nutrition

To get the most out of your workout proper nutrition is key. If you often feel exhausted, dizzy or extremely fatigued during your workouts then you may not be eating enough.

Here is a simple guide to basic pre-workout sports nutrition. Bear in mind that this is general nutrition advice and may not meet your specific individual needs. 

pre exercise

Pre-Exercise Snacks & Meals

What: Simple carbohydrates

Make sure these are also low in fibre & fat. These two macronutrients take a while to digest and so could make you feel sick.

When: Eat .5-2 hours before training. Larger meal 2-4 hours before intense or endurance sports


  • Piece of fruit (ie a small banana)

  • Muesli bar

  • Cereal and fruit

  • Piece of toast/crackers/rice cake

  • Vegetable sticks (ie carrot, cucumber etc)

  • Greek yoghurt or smoothie (1-2 hours before)

What is your favourite pre-exercise snack?


Mackerel, tomato & pesto grilled cheese

Mackerel, tomato & pesto grilled cheese

Jerusalem Artichoke & Cauliflower Soup

Jerusalem Artichoke & Cauliflower Soup