Eat, Workout, Eat
When pairing the right foods with your exercise plan, you recover faster, feel better, speed up the process to achieving your envisioned body goals. So choosing your snacks and meals correctly before and after your workouts is so important.
Prior your workout, i say get some food in your belly! Its important to know what are the best type of foods to fuel you before a workout, trust me your body needs energy before a good training session. You will be able to handle working at higher intensities for longer periods of time, meaning more calories burnt and quicker results.
Tip: Within the hour before your session, have a snack. It should include a combination of carbohydrates and protein. Not a meal; a snack!
For example, apple slices with peanut butter. Simple & light.
After your workout, in order to fully recover, you need two things within the first 30 minutes to 1 hour: protein and carbohydrates. Protein helps your body rebuild muscles and carbohydrates help you to replenish your fuel stores, or you will be depleting your muscles which if not what you want if you want to get your 'gains'.
The about of protein you need will be set by your size, and if your a male or female.
Carbohydrates depend on the intensity and duration of your training.
Dont skip carbohydrates after a workout and just have protein, after a workout your body actually uses carbohydrates as fuels, instead of storing it as fat which would usually happen at other times of the day.
This is a post workout meal from the famous Lean in 15, 'Risotto with basil and lemon chicken'
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