What I eat when I am travelling….. before I workout


You all know by now that I am just as about as mad about fitness as I am about baking. I am consumed by it. my life is a constant balance between fitness and cake. So a question I am asked lots is what do I eat before I work out. Well, the answer is nothing… but I do drink a big fat shake packed with pretty much everything I can get my hands on that does me good. Sometimes! When I have the time and the energy and especially if I am working out later on in the day.. then one of these bad boy bowls are a big win before hitting the leg press machine.  I like the work of the Sirt food boys whose book is available here. My ethos is on eating food and taking supplements which are scientifically proven to be good for me. When I travel it is no different to when I am at home. I carry protein powder and then have all of the other powders weighed out in a Tupperware container with a tight fitting lid.

It’s amusing to me that I chose two things to be in love with which are polar opposites: Cakes and weights.

That said, they do work quite well together with a little planning!

My smart shake comes everywhere with me. So that if I get caught short without anything to eat, I can have a protein shake to stave away hunger rather than (my preferred) extra large bag of Doritos.

It has a couple of compartments which means I can get three lots of protein in there. Perfection.

First comes a sachet of bimuno. A Prebiotic (much more efficient than  probiotic). They come in these handy sachets too.

Next comes 2 tbsp of my homemade greens powder. Each day I will have:

10g L Glutamine; Can improve protein synthesis.. which is good for me as I lift heavy weights often

2 g camu camu (super high in Vit C) we all need a bit of Vit C

5g spirulina (has things like protein, iron, vitamin B1, and Calcium in )

3g Maca (Good for things like libido and mental and physical energy)

5g Ceremonial Grade Matcha Green Tea (jammed packed with things like anti-oxidants)

5g Leucine helps with protein muscle synthesis 



Now we are almost there..



Time to add some water and give it a good shake



And that is it. As with all things it is best to speak to a doctor before starting to take anything new. This is quite heavy on the stomach first thing, so I tend to drink half of it before I train and then half of it after.

The gym is so much more than aesthetics and physical health for me. It’s a place where I can go into the zone, balance my thoughts, or let off steam. In short it’s brilliant for mental wellbeing too. So if you’re stuck in a rut or feeling unhappy or down, do give lifting weights a try… it might take a bit of time but you may just begin to fall in love with it. 

What do you eat before you work out or can you not handle anything in your stomach? And do you find exercise good for your mental health?  

Let me know below!


Big love

Lorraine xxx









  1. Theresa Towell
    22nd May 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Hah! Funny u mentioned Doritos Lorraine because I was naughty and bought a bag yesterday πŸ™ˆ. Lol. I personally currently take 10 tablets a day (and i hate swallowing them). 4 are Trimspa X32 capsules (with hoodii, green tea, and much more. They are all herbal). I also 1 multivitamin tablet, a 2,000 mcg B12 capsule, 1 stomach acid capsule (i have gastroparesis + a hiatal hernia +GERD most my life) and I take 3 thyroid hormone tablets (I have hypothyroidism). I eat kale and superfoods most daily and i try to get enough protein but i think i fail at that. Im a lifelong anemic. I get very tired often. Like too tired to eat or walk or do anything sometimes. I push myself. I had loads of stressful times incl now which made me not each much and i lost half my hair. My hair growth has went from only 1/2 inch every 12 weeks to now 3/4 inch in 5 weeks with my new routine. I even meditate now and am now (thanks to a new psychic healer friend) starting to learn practice my healing gift. She is a 7th generation healer and wants to teach me in person everything her grandma taught her but unfortunately I am in California and she is in Toronto Canada and im too poor to get there yet but its my dream i want so bad so i can help people and animals more. I do arm/shoulder weights at home and speed walks…sometimes jog or run short distances as well. While ive lost 40 lbs ive got about 70 or 80 more to go which is why i added the Trimspa cause long time ago i lost 70 lbs on it. I try eating dinner food before my night walks and i end up throwing up half my food. I cant get much energy to walk with empty stomach so i find it best to try to just eat really small amount before exercising. And yes absolutely exercise helps my mental health. Not too much on anxiety but depression moreso imo.

    • 25th May 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks for writing! Wow you are going through a lot. Awesome you’re exercising. Really good πŸ™‚

  2. Simon L
    29th May 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Hi beautiful Lorraine! I mixed a load of this up this weekend. But missed out the Leucine because I don’t order any of that yet and it was rather pricey. Coincidentally I even had the same shaker container at home but in blue! It is an interesting taste; not bad but not exactly delicious either! I did think it must be doing me good though😊. So, I mixed up several days worth and just add the bimuno when I mix the daily drink. I see that bimuno was used on BBC TV programme and found to be very helpful to aid sleep! Not scientific study but nevertheless looks promising. I am intrigued to see if it helps me move to the next strength level. Take care and thanks for all your posts. They are all πŸ‘ great. πŸ’

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