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 Post subject: Re: What to eat post-workout
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:33 am 
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nebulae wrote:
I've started going to the gym recently, and I was wondering what a good post-workout snack would be.
I usually go around 10:00 am, so I've already had breakfast, and I finish around 11:30. I prefer to eat a later lunch, so I don't mind if it's filling.
At first I was eating apples and peanut butter, but that made me feel icky. I bought some hemp protein the other day (this kind) and today I made a shake with 3tbsp of the protein powder, 1/2 an apple, 3/4 cup almond milk, some ginger and cinnamon. It tasted alright, and afterwards I felt much better than I did when I was eating the apples and peanut butter. Lots more energy.
I was wondering if this was an alright thing to eat after my workout (if the protein & carb balance was okay). Should I be adding some sort of fat to it too?

I usually do 20 minutes of cardio, and then around an hour of weights/strength training. My goal is to build some lean muscle.
I figure if anyone could help me out it would be you guys.

Thanks!


It might have been the fat from the peanut butter that was making you feel icky to begin with. Carbs and protein are much easier on the tummy.


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 Post subject: Re: What to eat post-workout
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:29 am 
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Hey guys!

I'm doing an exercise program for a work study and I have to exercise to exhaustion for >30 minutes. I'm currently doing 40 minutes of HIIT spinning. I have to have enough time to take measurements for 2 hours post workout, so I try to exercise around 2 or 3 pm. Problem is, my brain is in a complete fog afterwards and my body is drained for at least an hour. It's impossible to get work done and I need my brain/body to function so I can work safely in the lab.

I eat lunch around 12, it's usually lower carb, lots of veggies and protein (like, chickpea stew or salad & bean soup). After my workout today I had a health warrior chia bar and a few jolly ranchers--pretty high in sugar and not much else. It helped a bit but could be better. I'm not really hungry, I just need to feel...better. We have access to a kitchen but I am in no mood to make a complicated smoothie and truck a blender around. I could bring a stick blender in.

Any suggestions for what to eat before/after (that's also lowish calorie--I'm supposed to be losing weight too) to recover faster? Thanks in advance!

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 Post subject: Re: What to eat post-workout
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:37 am 
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I've tried a lot of pre and post workout foods and I've settled in on a bowl of oatmeal an hour before (work out in morning usually) and a handful of sweetarts (almost straight dextrose) immediately after, followed by a protein shake if I got it and some jasmine rice (super high glycemic carbs) and protein based lunch within an hour after the workout.

Been working really great for me.


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 Post subject: Re: What to eat post-workout
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:30 am 
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couroupita wrote:
Hey guys!

Problem is, my brain is in a complete fog afterwards and my body is drained for at least an hour. It's impossible to get work done and I need my brain/body to function so I can work safely in the lab.


Are you new to exercising? Or is this a kind of routine you are used to? I'm not an expert obviously but it sounds like you are working yourself too hard. Obviously if the point is to work to exhaustion, then yes you are exhausted! But it doesn't sound safe if you can't function afterwards.

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