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Orange County Personal Trainer Lists Post Workout Meals

By sakoyakinian | In Nutrition, Weight Loss | on March 10, 2011

 

One of the most important meals of the day and is actually the most people overlooked. The Post-workout meal, It is important because your body needs to repair after workouts and you need protein to do this.

Post-workout meals should consist of mainly protein and carbs. Try to avoid having a lot of fat because it slows down the digestion of the protein and carbs.

The best time to have your post-workout meal is as soon after the workout as you can. Try to keep it within 30 minutes of your workout then follow up with your normal meal 60-90 minutes later.

 

 

Here are some ideas for a quick post-workout meal.

1. Hummus and whole grain pita

1-2 Tablespoons or hummus with whole wheat pita the size of your hand

2. Protein shake with medium banana

Women drink 15-20 grams or protein and men 30-40 grams of protein

3. String cheese with small apple

Low fat mozzarella cheese stick. Women have a small apple and men a medium apple

4. Low fat or Greek yogurt with berries

Women should have 4-5 ounces of yogurt and men should have 6-7 ounces of yogurt along with ¼-1/2 cup of any berries

5. Cottage cheese and berries

Women should have 4-5 ounces of  low fat/low sodium cottage cheese and men 6-7 ounces of cottage cheese with ¼-1/2 cup of berries

6. Low fat chocolate milk

Women should drink 4-6 ounces and men 6-8 ounces.

 

Also don’t forget to check out our amazing boot camps in Orange County. Also check out the post on my 5 Quick Tips For Weight Loss.

If you missed it, here is my blog post on Meals Before Workouts.

 
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