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12/5/12 8:04 P

I have heard that chocolate milk does the trick. emoticon

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12/5/12 12:32 P

Thanks all! I also have breakfast right after, which is yogurt or cottage cheese w/ berries usually. We did have normal chocolate milk this morning too. Felt like a real treat!! I appreciate your feedback!

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12/5/12 11:26 A

I work out first thing in the morning and then have breakfast which is my recovery. I do have a glass of skim milk with breakfast, but I don't believe in shakes. I prefer to chew my nutrition. Personal choice.

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12/5/12 8:35 A

I love CLICK espresso energy drink. No coffee needed for me anymore, I had a scoop to my oatmeal and a second blended with ice and water for my walk into work. I have the Mocha right now, but I know HealthyChic is having another sale so I am going to get the Vanilla one to try.

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12/4/12 3:18 P

Usually I just eat some of the Yoplait Greek Yogurt. If I drink something afterwards, I drink some chocolate milk (like Nesquik, I just get the bottle and not the mix).

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12/4/12 12:27 P

Use the regular chocolate milk as a post workout drink and skip the mix with stevia, there is nothing wrong with regular sugar in moderation.All of the non sugar sweeteners tend to cause overeating according to the research since they lack nutritive value. The coffee in moderation is fine also however I suggest it be a separate beverage choice and not one takes post workout. There is some research which indicates that coffee in moderation taken before a workout can potentiate the workout.

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12/4/12 10:51 A

Have you tried a protein powder? I drink the chocolate Whey protein from Walmart because of the cost! I drink it with water, but it is good with milk as well! Just a suggestion!

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12/4/12 10:46 A

I have coffee every morning about an hour after I workout. My husband has some before and after. The point of the chocolate milk is the protein. I'd go for regular, reduced fat chocolate milk, not a stevia,/cocoa mix, personally, If you want to go that way. I'd also go for the full cup to get more protein. If you want to mix it with your coffee, I don't see why that would matter.

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12/4/12 10:17 A

Hoping someone will have some insight into this. My husband and I are doing Insanity. I'm burning about 700 calories during the workout and read that chocolate milk is a great post-workout recovery drink. Also, much easier on the wallet than going for the Beachbody products.

BUT, we workout in the morning, right after waking up, and really need a little coffee at that time. I'm working on cutting out coffee entirely, but feel like i do need a little bit still. I thought maybe adding it in w/ the chocolate milk would kill 2 birds w/ 1 stone :)

I was wonder if this combination is ok:

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup coffee
packet of stevia

1. is it ok to have coffee after an intense workout
2. will adding coffee still produce the same benefits as plain chocolate milk as a post-workout recovery

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