What to Eat After a Workout

  • Spring brings out the runners, bikers and walkers. What you eat immediately after a work out will have an effect on your success with training and timing.
  • Exercise breaks down muscle or protein. Complex carbs stops this process and replenishes energy stores, while protein reverses the process, keeping you strong throughout future workouts.
  • 30 minutes after exercise is when our bodies absorb glucose to store in our muscles at the quickest rate. This gives you the energy needed for the next workout.
  • The ratio of carbs to protein should be about 3:1.
  • Some sources include 1 cup of soy or low fat chocolate milk, 1 cup of plain greek yogurt with a cup of fruit, A mini meal with ½ plate of veggies or fruit/ ¼ cup whole grains or ¼ plate of lean protein.