How to eat more food1. Pre workout snack - Breakfast - mid morning snack - lunch - afternoon snack - dinner - light dessert is a LOT for 24 hours.
2. Inclusion of fiber such as vegetables doubles your plate size => more food!
3. Vegetable or fruit juices counts as food too.
4. Several cups of TEA can be counted as comforting food.
Phew! That is a lot of nom-nom, slurp-slurp.
To answer your point under the question, from my experience, I performed better at my workout if I had a small carbohydrate meal ( half a banana with PB or half a cup cottage cheese ) BEFORE I worked out. This helped in maximizing my performance to give my all. Isn't that the goal of working out?
Finishing a good workout activates your muscles. This would mean that we can feed the body with high protein to help develop muscles.So, it helps to consume a relatively high protein meal such as a protein shake or a balanced breakfast AFTER the workout.