But before you get too settled into that post-workout glow, registered dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield says there’s an important, but mostly overlooked step that help to ensure that your workout was effective.
“All my clients look at me like I’m crazy… when I tell them, ‘Look, after your workouts, you need to make sure you eat something,” Scritchfield says.
“When people don’t eat after their workouts, they’re usually going to experience a dip in energy, probably lose some focus and concentration. You’re also going to miss out on the opportunity for those muscles to rebuild and repair and get stronger,” she says.
“We need to get carbohydrates back in our bodies, we need to get proteins back and, if we’re sweating, we need to get the fluids back, too,” she further added.
Scritchfield points to a balance of carbohydrates and protein as being the ideal combination. Her favorite refueling foods include:
Maple Syrup + Milk
If you want to change your taste or sick of same mood try two table spoons of 100 percent pure maple syrup with milk (or the dairy products that you consume). That would give you a good ratio as well.
Dates + Peanut Butter
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