3. Bagels, Bran muffins
A good source of carbs and simple to prepare. Bagels can have up to 40 grams of carbs. A great on the go food that can boost your energy levels right before a workout. For additional benefits, choose whole grains varieties.
4. Mashed Potatoes
Strong insulinogenic carb, high in calories, exactly what a hard gainer is looking for. When you’re trying to gain, you need fast-acting carbs in your post workout meal, post workout nutrition is just as important as pre-workout and the fast acting carbs will help restore glycogen levels in the body after a workout.