Before exercise: Eggs.
Many dieters only use the white when they’re cooking with eggs because the yolk is fattier, but Bateman advises eating whole eggs before a workout.
“Throwing away the yolk is a big no no,” he said. “It’s packed full of essential nutrients.” Like Vitamin D, which can help promote weight loss, some studies have shown.
After exercise: Whey protein.
Many people may associate protein supplements with weight gain, but Bateman says whey protein can help your body repair after a tiring workout.
“Liquid whey protein is ideal post-workout because it is digested quickly,” he said. “Whey supports protein synthesis and tissue repair.”
It’s also good for gaining muscle, if you’re aiming to tone as you lose weight.