So you just finished crushing a workout, guess what?! Time to refuel!
Eat PROTEIN and CARBS within 30-45min after training, this is the precious time-frame that leads to the best recovery. The primary goal post-workout should be to provide your body with an immediate fuel source to prevent it from breaking down muscle tissue for energy. We want to replenish our glycogen stores with fast digesting carbs so that our precious muscles can refuel for our next training session. We want this happen quick so ditch the fats because fats will slow digestion. Consuming protein will help repair muscle and encourage muscle growth.
I always have a scoop of Amazing Grass Protein Powder or Garden Of Life Whey in a shaker bottle in my gym bag. So all I’ve got to do is add water and kick it back. I also have a container of my favorite cereal (because I LOVE cereal) in a container and snack on that as I make my way out of the gym. My favorite cereal right now is Nature’s Path Honey’d Flakes, it yields 48 total grams of carbs for just one cup. So I have two to help meet my total carbs for the day. Plan to consume your highest yielding carbs pre and post workout for best carb timing. Carbs for the rest of the day should be fibrous carbs from fruits and veggies.