5 Foods That Ruin Your Workout

Chick pea hummus
While all the foods on this list are healthy, we wouldn’t recommend eating them right before a workout–save them for your post-workout snack or meal instead!

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1. Flaxseed

While great for your body (and weight loss), flaxseed is full of fiber , which could impede your workout efforts by causing gas and/or bloating.

You should limit the amount of fiber you take in 2 hours before and after exercising. In addition to flaxseed, stay away from fiber supplements, bran, and high-fiber breads and opt for a mixture of protein and carbohydrates instead right before your workout.

2. Hummus