Just as snacking is important before your workout, eating a healthy and nutritional meal is also essential after a workout.
You can’t get those six abs or the peach butt if you eat junk food after a really good workout that made you feel better and stronger. The moment you touch that potato chip or chocolate chip cookies, all your hard work becomes for naught.
I know it’s super hard to resist gooey brownies and delicious sloppy burgers but if we want to reach our goal to becoming fit, healthy, strong and at our very best, then we gotta make some sacrifices. And not just any sacrifices, but real sacrifices that we love so dearly.
I apologize if I intimidated you a little, I didn’t mean to. I just wanted to motivate you a little that’s all. Anyway, my point for today is, although I told you to make sacrifices, I never said not to sacrifice food because obviously, food is fuel and without fuel, you’re just a dead machine.
Eating the right ingredients and portions will ensure that you reach your goal quicker and in an effective manner that will stay with you for a long time. All these crash diets and what-not diets that you’ve heard and seen on the internet might work for some people, but most of them struggle to see any results. That’s because most of these diets either tell you to not eat or eat a lot. Odd but true.
A proper diet consists of vegetables, fruits and meat, all of which must go to our body so that we rise better and stronger every morning. If you disregard even any one of the products, your body will gradually begin to malfunction, and you’ll be forced to suffer other problems that will eventually occur in time.
Always keep in mind, that the most important meal of your day is your breakfast and your post-workout meal. Post workout meal is the fundamental of your body. After a workout, your body loses most of its energy, fluids and tissues and weakens the muscles. So, what do you do to restore them all back and become whole again? You eat. But you can’t just eat anything because then your workout routines will seem worthless the next time you step on that weighing machine.
A good post workout meal has the right amount of carbs, protein and fat. Add all three in your dish and you’ll never touch that tasty pie again.
Here is a list of some Post-Workout Meals to energize you!
- Peanut Butter Toast with Bananas (My absolute favorite)
- Granola Bar
- Cheese and Crackers
- Sliced apple with Peanut Butter
- Toast with Cream Cheese and Tomatoes
- Toast with Avocados
- Avocado shake
- Protein Shake
- Greek Yogurt with choice of Fruit
- Grilled Chicken with Baked Vegetables
- Rice with Brocolli
- Boiled eggs
- Chocolate milk
- Veggie Omelette
- Protein Pancakes
You should eat in 30-45 minutes after your workout and don’t forget to hydrate yourself. Drink plenty of water, sleep well and don’t stress yourself too much.
With challenge comes change. Ask yourself, how bad do you want it? Push yourself and never give up!
Eat healthy and stay fit.