9 Products to Try If You're Always Exhausted During Your Workout

Consider these dietician-approved, energy-boosting products for your new workout fuel.

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May 01, 2019
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Getting in a good workout goes far beyond just making it to the gym. Your eating habits both pre- and post-workout can determine the amount of energy you're able to harness, which directly affects your results. Whole foods like salmon (a great source of omega-3 fats) and potatoes (healthy carbohydrates filled with potassium) will give you the nutrients you need — but preparing them also takes up precious time.

If you're looking to grab something on-the-go that will maximize your workout, check out these nine performance-elevating products that caught the eye of a sports dietitian. Bonus: You can buy them all online from the comfort of your couch.

$24.00

BUY IT: Amazon, $24

There might be no such thing as one perfect bar, but these are definitely a good choice for athletes looking for a quick, morning meal or post-workout snack. Boasting ingredients you can actually pronounce and an abundance of flavors, look for these whole food bars in the refrigerator section.

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$28.49

BUY IT: Amazon, $28.49

This lactose-free, higher protein and higher calcium chocolate milk is an optimal recovery option for athletes with and without digestion issues. Chocolate milk can be a quick and easy recovery beverage as you will find protein, carbs, electrolytes, fluid and bone-building nutrients in each sip. Pour into smoothies or use as a base for overnight oats or chia pudding.

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$27.94

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Dusted with pea protein, these tiny bags of popcorn and tortilla chips pack 15 grams of protein per serving — a smart option if you are fighting late-night cravings or need a quick recovery snack on the way home from the gym.

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$34.99

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Cold-pressed watermelon juice to replenish a sweaty exercise sesh? Yes, please! Not only does this slightly sweet and flavorful nectar taste delicious — it’s also filled with plenty of L-citrulline, an amino acid that helps support circulation.

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$3.39

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This dairy-free milk alternative is taking over grocery stores and coffee shops. Creamy, flavorful and super versatile, oatmilk should be your go-to for hydration or as a base for chia puddings and overnight oats.

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BUY IT: Bob's Red Mill, $23.19

This powdered blend of pea protein, chia and stomach-pleasing probiotics is a safe and effective option for pre- and post-workout protein supplementation. You can also use this powder in recipes for smoothies, overnight oats, pancakes and muffins.

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$18.91

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Numerous studies published in the last three years have found that an alarmingly high number of athletes don’t meet their needs for omega-3 fats and fatty acids that are vital to brain health, circulation and skin health. Nordic Naturals claims they are one of the few fish oil supplements with NSF certification.

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$19

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These baking mixes can alleviate any case of carb phobia — a good move since carbs are vital to both pre- and post-workout performance. Just add water to this on-the-go mix, and you'll ensure 10 to 14 grams of protein per serving. These are a fun option for a recovery snack or pre-workout fuel before an early-morning workout.

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BUY IT: Gourmet Nut, $35

Snack on trail mix for a healthy hunger-fighter when on-the-go. The combo of nuts, dried fruit, pretzels and chocolate morsels. Try one geared towards athletes such as Revo by Power Up.

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