Thank you so much Dean for sharing your knowlege, I really find your articles interesting, I learn a lot from them. This particular one's giving me some valuable insight cause my main problem is after workout meals where I always fail to control my eating, and it makes me feel like the effort I put into the work out is wasted. Now I have some guidelines to follow, hope it works!
6/7/2010 8:44:23 PM
I am confused, I am currently eating 900 to 1200 calories a day and exercising to burn off 400 to 500 calories a day. Should I be eating more calories after my workout or what? I exercise after work and before my dinner
So, that's why I gained rather than maintain my weight last month. I think I eat more calories than I burned, last month very hungry after workout. Very thirsty, that one I can easily fix but very hungry, all food looks so evily temptation, haha.
Dean, Thanks for all of the knowledge that you continue to put out here for us. I learn something from almost every article you put out here. Some times it is just a reaffirmation of things that I do, other times it is new insights. Thanks again.
12/17/2009 7:31:47 PM
This is a great article. It helped me realize that timing of certain foods is very important.
Very good article as I have been wondering about this. Kind of good to know this is a time that the simple carbs might be okay to eat. Fruit is a simple carb, I think, so fruit with some protein might be good. I often grab half a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk. I'll need to consider the chocolate milk idea. Interestingly enough, I've heard Allied Milk Producers ads touting chocolate milk as a workout recovery drink. Very informative article.
I always enjoy the articles Coach Dean writes. He explains things in a way I can understand and supplies a lot of information. It iwas interesting to me to see that I have been doing well in my post workout snacks. Thank you Coach Dean!
This is GREAT!!! And very timely. I just posted this question and have been talking to several people about this very topic. I work out on my lunch and eat right after. My concern was that I was not maximizing the benefit of the workout. After reading this and all the posts to my question it's great to know I'm doing what I should be doing.
Quick side note: I find I make better food choices after I work out. Instead of a high fat low nutrient lunch I tend to lean towards the whole foods, whole grains and greens.
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