My journey along the yellow brick road to becoming an RD
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!
I always refuel right after my workouts too! Whether its a meal or a snack I find I feel best when I refuel quickly!
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 :)
Larabars are my go-to refuel :)
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!
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!
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.
great post! i'm TERRIBLE about eating after a workout but i'm trying to get better!
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?
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!
Great post!!! Loveee this!
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!).
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 :(
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!!
Chelsea, I reallyyyyy loved this post!!! Please post more like this!!!!
I never over think my refueling. I just eat a meal (always breakfast) with protein, fat, and carbs. It works for me!
definitely one of your best :) i loved the cool facts
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.