Welcome to the next edition of the FitChicks Insider VIP Newsletter.
Last week we talked about how much water Fit Chicks should be drinking especially training in warm weather. This week I want to talk about post workout nutrition.
We all know we need to eat after exercise, but what and when?
Primarily our bodies need carbohydrates and protein post workout. The protein is for recovery and repair and the carbs are to replace the glycogen stores depleted through training.
There is a critical “window” when your body is most responsive to the benefits of carbs and protein. This window is within the hour immediately after your training and preferably within the first 30 minutes. During this time energy is stored as muscle rather than fat, but if the post workout nutrition is delayed even by an hour the body’s normal reaction to nutrients returns.
Quite often after an intense workout you don’t feel like a solid meal so good easy choices are:
1. A protein shake with carbs such as fruit or veg
2. Low fat yoghurt with a scoop of protein powder and berries
3. Banana or apple slices with peanut butter or almond butter
These choices are good choices as a pre workout meal as well. They are easily digested and shouldn’t upset your stomach while training.
So now you know what to eat, train hard Fitchicks and earn those lean, beautiful bodies.
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