Friday, February 3, 2012

Refueling after a workout

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18 comments:

  1. i do always eat after a workout even if it's something small. i know my body will thank me later and if i don't eat right away then i am just ravenous later in the day and that leads to more unhealthy choices!

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  2. I always refuel right after my workouts too! Whether its a meal or a snack I find I feel best when I refuel quickly!

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  3. Awesome post friend! I always always always refuel after a workout, it gives you such a great boost of energy! Usually, I make myself a sweet potato smoothie with strawberries, yogurt and whey or have some protein oats and a banana :)

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  4. Larabars are my go-to refuel :)

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  5. It's uncanny timing for this post - just this week I started making a post-workout snack shake, whereas up to now (like years - way too long) I've always waited until my next meal to eat. You've confirmed this is a good idea - thanks.

    Question: Does the ideal ratio of carbs:protein change if it's a strength workout vs. cardio?

    Great post!

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  6. I almost always workout before berakfast so my refuelling is taken care of! I've definitely noticed a difference when I fuel immediately versus holding off! Lately smoothies have been my go-to: between protein powder, soy milk+fruit, its a great combo of protein and carbs!  Really enjoyed reading this post, Chelsea!

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  7. I love that you're sharing the things you learn in class. So interesting - especially for those of us who wish they'd majored in nutrition but went the finance route instead! :)

    I typically refuel with either a banana smoothie or toast and PB. Good to know I'm on track.

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  8. great post! i'm TERRIBLE about eating after a workout but i'm trying to get better!

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  9. Thanks for this -- the science, the common sense, the deliciousness--those ideas sound great.

    I love chocolate milk after a workout.

    I also am loving smoothies but I tend to make hefty ones that are more meal-like (which will be good post serious long rides and stuff this summer, but right now when I can only swim -- wahhhhh -- for like an hour, I just have a snack before and breakfast after, usually).

    I've heard people say that you should have your "treats" right after a workout (assuming treats are high GI simple sugar based, etc.) but I find this hard -- I feel healthy and accomplished after a workout--not ready for a "treat", ya know?

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  10. That nibbling fact is something I didn't know! Same with the banana being better than other fruits and the liquid vs solid. I usually roll with chocolate milk immediately after a hard track workout, race, or long run. Getting hydration and quick nutrients at the same time helps me! Also it's a little easier for me to take in liquid when solid food sounds unpleasant, and it's easy to bring with me so I can have it ASAP!

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  11. I really try to eat something after hard workouts right away (like a long run, for instance). My favorite post-long run meal is blueberry pancakes with lots of blueberries! I also really like toast with peanut butter and jelly and smoothies (Green Tea Tango from Smoothie King is my fave!).

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  12. I loved the info in this post, you presented some really interesting stuff! I really have an interest in sports nutrition, but unfortunately my university doesn't offer it as a class :(

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  13. Thank you for the info lady! I used to NEVER refuel properly after workouts... I simply starved myself until I couldn't take it anymore and then have about a pound of fruit. No wonder I was not building any muscle!!

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  14. Chelsea, I reallyyyyy loved this post!!! Please post more like this!!!!

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  15. I never over think my refueling. I just eat a meal (always breakfast) with protein, fat, and carbs. It works for me!

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  16. definitely one of your best :) i loved the cool facts

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  17. Love this!!! You can tell you are so passionate about this and have been doing your readings ;) im making a conscious effort lately to make sure i have my pwo meal packed to have right after i workout and to include more carbs like oats or banana.

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