What to know about Post-Workout Nutrition
As you go about you workout program or weight loss programs, one thing that you must be taking into account is what you’re eating immediately after the workout is over.
Weight loss programs will allow for proper nourishment to fuel the recovery process. Your body’s tissues are especially sensitive at this point to take up any nutrients you feed it, so by eating well, you can make sure you make a fast and quick recovery.
Let’s go over the key points to know about post-workout nutrition.
Eat Immediately After
First, try and get that post-workout fuel in as soon after the workout is over as possible. The longer you delay eating, the longer it will take you to bounce back after the session is over.
To that, you may also want to use a post workout shake rather than solid food. Liquid calories are absorbed faster than solid, so this can speed the process along.
Combine Protein And Carbohydrates
Next, make sure that the meal or shake is made up of protein and carbohydrate rich foods. Aim for around 0.25 grams per pound of protein intake and 0.25 to 0.5 grams per pound of carbohydrates.
This should put you somewhere between 200-300 calories for your post workout meal or shake. Good examples would be some protein powder with a banana or some cooked white fish with some rice.
A bowl of bran flakes with some skim milk and a protein shake can also work well to get these nutrients in.
Keep Fat Low
Finally, make sure that you keep the fat content in this meal as low as possible. Fat will only slow down the digestion process, moving you away from what you are trying to accomplish here.
Take fat out of the picture and save it for later times during the day when you want slow digestion to occur.
If you keep these points in mind and plan out your weight loss programs ahead of time, you can make sure you see the best results from that hard work you put in at the gym.