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A glass of chocolate milk and a banana is my favorite post workout snack. But the PP is right, it's most important to focus on what you're eating throughout the day.



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1/7/14 10:31 P



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Below are a couple links that you might find helpful for nutrition before and after a workout:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1074


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1082


As far as getting the munchies are concerned, take a good look at what and how much you are eating. A very common problem is people eating LESS than they need, and/or not getting enough lean protein or fibre into their regular diet. Ensure that you eat ALL your meals, and that you get a good amount of lean protein with each of them. Don't be afraid to use snacks - things like a handful of nuts; yoghurt; fruit; wholegrain toast with peanut butter; hard-boiled egg, etc.

As far as the cramps are concerned, below is a link to "Ask the Experts"
www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=20


Ensure that you are warming up and cooling down properly, and if you continue getting them, then don't try to second-guess the cause because there are a variety of causes including medical non-food related. Don't be tempted to self-diagnose and self-prescribe supplements like magnesium or potassium, because they should only be taken after your Dr has identified a need via bloods. You will need to see a Dr to find the cause/cure.

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Ok so i know there are lots of things to do for muscle cramps during workouts, but ive heard some foods help too, i know bananas do, and anything with potassium, any other suggestions?
also, i always get the munchies right after, any ideas on healthy foods to snack on after?



 
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