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What to Eat After You Work Out

Refuel and Recover with a Post-Workout Meal or Snack


  • 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! - 6/10/2010 6:56:03 AM
  • OSCAR28
    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 - 6/7/2010 8:44:23 PM
  • 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. - 6/7/2010 8:06:39 PM
  • 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. - 2/19/2010 11:33:30 AM
    This is a great article. It helped me realize that timing of certain foods is very important. - 12/17/2009 7:31:47 PM
    Very helpful article. - 10/21/2009 9:13:06 AM
  • Especially like thi list at the end of the article.
    Thanks. - 8/13/2009 4:37:12 PM
  • Good article. We all need to know what is here. ME, I like to fuel up after a workout with a HIGH protein drink. I had read that would help build muscle. - 8/6/2009 3:29:36 PM
  • I believe the author, and it was substantiated by another site, but I'm still trying to wrap my head around this info as it is contrary to the brainwashing of 50 years. Hmmmm.... - 6/6/2009 2:01:21 PM
  • 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. - 5/14/2009 5:16:33 PM
  • 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! - 5/11/2009 12:24:47 PM
  • this was a very informative article. I have always wondered about what to eat after a workout. - 5/5/2009 1:19:31 PM
  • 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.

    Thanks for the's in my favorites - 3/6/2009 9:41:26 AM
  • Totally agree. As an athlete, I'm always remind myself that post workout nutrition is just as important as any other training aspect. - 2/16/2009 2:43:43 AM
  • Totally agree. As an athlete, I'm always remind myself that post workout nutrition is just as important as any other training aspect. - 2/16/2009 2:42:44 AM

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