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What to Eat After You Work Out

Refuel and Recover with a Post-Workout Meal or Snack


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  • Wow. I just did a kettlebell workout, then made an onion and kale omelet on multi-grain toast just before coming across this. I guess I nailed it, lol. - 8/27/2014 10:30:06 AM
    This was an excellent article. All the foods I have been avoiding I should be eating. - 8/5/2014 11:18:19 AM
  • This is a very informative article. Thank you. - 4/23/2014 1:16:38 PM
  • Post workout meal: Oatmeal with a tablespoon of peanut butter, an egg and some almoond milk.. wow! What a filler - 4/15/2014 10:31:06 AM
  • A great starter is an egg, turkey bacon with peanut butter on 100% whole grain bread. - 4/15/2014 10:29:36 AM
  • Great time to eat my protein bar and/or rice cakes and peanut butter - 2/8/2014 5:48:13 PM
    I normally reach for an apple. - 2/7/2014 4:02:55 PM
  • Happy 2014, JWASHINGTON1031!

    I found several answers for your situation at this discussion site:

    Apparently, maybe Gatorade is too concentrated, and also may have too much sodium and sugar. Some users suggest DILUTING it before drinking. Some recommended a different drink called HEED. Someone else suggested using ENDUROLYTE. Another person gave a good "recipe" for soaking dates and fruit, and using THAT has the base of your own energy/post-workout drink. I'm going to try some of these myself!

    All the best, and good luck, everyone!

    MsBootcamp - 2/3/2014 2:58:28 PM
  • When I workout I am always sweating twice as much as any of my friends -- not just during exercise, but generally I sweat profusely in heat, etc... My problem during exercise is that I know I should be drinking something with electrolytes to replace minerals lost, but when I consume drinks like Gatorade I get excruciating stomach cramps IMMEDIATELY. Does anyone have any ideas about what I might try instead?? - 10/29/2013 10:47:01 AM
  • I thought it odd that they would push the carbs not the protein. Hmmmmmmm - 10/22/2013 2:43:28 PM
    After my morning walk, I have a protein smoothie with banana, strawberries or blueberries or a protein bar and fruit, 30min. to 60min. after workout. - 10/14/2013 2:28:54 PM
    I am thirsty after workout and need just water. Good tips.
    - 9/25/2013 9:12:57 AM
  • Great tips - 9/10/2013 11:21:52 AM
  • i always brought a low carb pita with white meat chicken, lettuce and tomato. about an hour after that i would snack on a large apple. and water through out the whole morning work out too - 9/9/2013 6:48:40 PM
  • Ack! I didn't read all the comments - but that graphic has at least one typo! CEREAL! Please! - 9/9/2013 2:09:44 PM

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