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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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  • I think for me the reality check is how many calories did I burn. I'm always surprised when what I think was a great workout only burned a few hundred calories... so using the 50% rule it means a pretty small post work out snack! However I admit I rarely eat post work out.. wait for a meal. So.... I'll keep thinking about the little snacks like an apple with peanut butter or some carrots and humus...
  • 10000STEPSADAY
    My main exercise time is 40-80 mins walking and this is usually sometime between 8pm & 10pm. A handful of mixed nuts should suffice, I'm guessing?
  • I eat after my noon cardio, usually a sandwich of eggs or peanut butter. I do not eat after my evening cardio...I am not hungry then.
  • Sorry I like your article alot but I just can't wrap my head around the notion of eating after a workout.
  • ORANGE-GREEN
    Thanks Dean for this article, I needed this, when I come home after a workout I am so hungry, I'll try your tips. Thank you so much! :)
  • NUMEN15
    I was struggling with post workout meals but now I know. Great info!
  • 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.
  • JCOOPER47
    This was an excellent article. All the foods I have been avoiding I should be eating.
  • This is a very informative article. Thank you.
  • Post workout meal: Oatmeal with a tablespoon of peanut butter, an egg and some almoond milk.. wow! What a filler
  • A great starter is an egg, turkey bacon with peanut butter on 100% whole grain bread.
  • Great time to eat my protein bar and/or rice cakes and peanut butter
  • KOKOMOROCK
    I normally reach for an apple.
  • Happy 2014, JWASHINGTON1031!

    I found several answers for your situation at this discussion site: http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in
    dex.php/t-660436.html

    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
  • 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??

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