Does this story sound familiar?
You finished your workout better than you expected. You left the gym in a pile of sweat and start to drive home. You start to feel the stomach growls of hunger set in. Your car ends up at your favorite Pizza spot and you wonder how you just ate an entire pie.
If this sounds like you perhaps we need to talk a little bit more about post-workout nutrition. A lot of people overestimate how many calories they burn when exercising and tend to then overeat by consuming an excess amount of calories.
So I want to give everyone a couple of tips to avoid this pitfall:
1) Post-Workout Protein Shake: Start developing a habit to have your protein shake right after you finish your workout. Because solid food takes more time to digest and to break down the protein and send it to the muscles, it can be best to take a protein shake immediately following a workout, since protein shakes only take about 30 minutes to reach the muscle after ingestion.
Choice of protein: SFH Whey Protein(sold inside our gym), or any Whey Protein that utilizes Grassfed Cows.
20 minutes later...
2) Carbs+Protein: When you workout, you deplete muscle glycogen (the storage form of carbohydrates). Keep in mind that you do not want fat or fiber in this meal, as both slow down the absorption. A simple meal would look like this:
1 Sweet Potato (medium), 3-5oz of lean protein
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