Post workout Nutrition!

It’s super important to eat after your workout!

The goal of your post-workout meal is to supply your body with the proper nutrients for adequate recovery and to maximize the benefits of your workout.

Doing this helps your body:

 Decrease muscle protein breakdown.
 Increase muscle protein synthesis (growth).
 Restore glycogen stores.
 Enhance recovery.

Eat your post-workout meal ideally 30 minutes after your workout. Choosing easily digested foods will promote faster nutrient absorption.

Carbs Help with Recovery:

Your body’s glycogen stores are used as fuel during exercise, and consuming carbs after your workout helps replenish them.

 Sweet potatoes
 Quinoa
 Fruits (pineapple, berries, banana, kiwi)
 Rice cakes
 Rice
 Oatmeal
 Potatoes
 Pasta
 Dark, leafy green vegetables

Protein Helps Repair and Build Muscle:

Consuming an adequate amount of protein after a workout gives your body the amino acids it needs to repair and rebuild these proteins. It also gives you the building blocks required to build new muscle tissue.

 MooreMuscle Protein
 Eggs
 Greek yogurt
 Cottage cheese
 Salmon
 Chicken
 Protein bar
 Tuna

Fats Are Not Bad:

 Avocado
 Nuts
 Nut butters
 Trail mix (dried fruits and nuts)

Bottom line: Consuming a post-workout meal is essential. It will stimulate muscle protein synthesis, improve recovery and enhance performance during your next workout.

 

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