Eating After A Workout

For the first thirty minutes after a workout your body is still ready to exercise.  Your muscles have been innervated, they are still prepared for exercise and are not ready to begin repairing yet. After thirty minutes, your muscles relax and begin to repair themselves. This is when you would want to consume protein, because protein aids in the muscle rebuilding process. If you consume your post-workout protein 30 min to 1 hour after your workout, you will be helping your muscles rebuild during their prime rebuilding process and maximizing the benefits of the protein you're taking. The post-workout protein can be in the form of a shake, but be sure to read the label because a lot of protein shakes on the market contain high amounts of cholesterol other potentially harmful stuff.

After 2-3 hours, you should consume a regular meal (with protein in it) to continue aiding in the muscle rebuilding process.
 Do not "treat" yourself to sweets or alcohol.  A common mistake is for people to feel like since they worked out they deserve to splurge on junk food. Your muscles will still be crying out for protein and if you feed them sugar or alcohol or heavy carbohydrates you are defeating the purpose of all that hard work you put into exercising and you will essentially be sabotaging your body. 

4 comments:

March 9, 2011 at 9:03 PM stationary bike stand said...

I do agree on that. For achieving a good body results, you must do the proper workouts and exercises with exact balanced diet. After doing workouts, our body needs more of nutrients for energy and body stamina.

March 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM quickest way to lose weight said...

I am agree with it. After work out, your body needs to have another protein as a replacement for the energy that you have produces during your work out. Indeed, protein gives energy to our body.

March 16, 2011 at 2:35 AM ajlounyinjurylaw said...

A high protein meal after a great workout is important indeed.

January 23, 2012 at 11:03 PM mode für mollige damen said...

It feels so hungry and you are craving for food if you came form a workout. This is important that you have to maintain the quality of the food you are eating.

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