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.
I always eat a banana after my workout - buy them from the fruit vendor on the corner I pass from the gym to my office. I have it with my second (and last) cup of coffee for the day. I think I am going to add a handful of nuts to the routine.
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