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Post workout foods you should eat for recovery

Post workout foods you should eat for recovery

After an intense workout, it’s inevitable that your body will crave calories. During these times, it is important to remember that although you may want to eat a big slice of pizza, there are definitely better options that you won’t regret later. I know that after I have completed a long workout, I feel my hunger suppressed for a little while. But later that evening, the cravings start. Instead of letting this hinder my fitness goals, I have opted to take charge of the situation and my body.

When choosing post-workout snacks, gravitate toward foods that contain fiber to combat your hunger and protein to support muscle building. Try to avoid foods that will go straight to your stomach, such as breads and other carb-dense foods. Although we need carbs to fuel our energy levels, these consumed calories will counteract what you did in the gym. Sticking with foods that curb cravings and build muscle will help you get the most out of your workouts.

Here are some of the snacks I recommend post workout:

  1. Bananas
  2. Brown rice
  3. Nuts
  4. Beans
  5. Protein-powder smoothie
  6. Apples
  7. Chicken
  8. Spinach
  9. Sweet potato
  10. Eggs
  11. Fish
  12. Avocado

 

Working out is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle; so don’t let it become your downfall. The answer is not to skip your workout, but to skip the wrong snacks after workout.

Written by Silvia Kramska for AEFM.com.au

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