Post workout meals, again

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM

So it seems like the common options post workout are carbs, protein or fasting.

I've been doing the carb thing for a while now (mainly sweet potatoes).

The protein option is new to me and I'm wondering what most people eat in this category. I figure eggs might be a quick/cheap option.

Fasting to maximize HGH seems straight forward enough.

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on October 17, 2012
at 03:09 PM

Protein and Carbs post-workout works best for me. I usually do 2-3 chicken thighs and a Banana or some Sweet Potatoes.

Your question seems to imply that you're considering doing either protein or carbs, but they're fine together too.

It also depends on your goals. If your goals are strictly to lose weight, fasting might be best, but if you're trying to gain then you should eat post workout. Check out leangains too, Martin explains why eating post-workout is the best way to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time just by adjusting macros.



on October 17, 2012
at 01:21 PM

I workout a lot (run 50ish mpw + yoga + weights). I love to eat a green smoothie after workout. Throw in half a banana, lots of berries, some POM juice or almond milk, tons of spinach, some nut butter, and I use some greek yogurt. That gives a nice balance of protein, fats, and carbs right after a workout. It works great for me!


on October 17, 2012
at 12:27 PM

go acording to how your body feels, but make sure to get all your macronutriment when you lay uyour head on your pillow at night

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