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The Perfect Guide to Proper Eating For Post Workout Meals

A physical exercise session can be classified or termed as  the workout. Having a workout session varies, it can be for weight loss or maintain body weight, for community development , for family bonding or enjoyment, cardiovascular endurance,  muscle strength and also to strengthen the body immune system.

Post Workout
And in order to achieve the best results, the proper workout should be accompanied by proper nutrition. A good diet ensures that the body can attain the correct ratio of micronutrients needed by the body for speedy recovery process after doing the workout. Preferably, eating your post workout meal should be done  an hour after doing the physical exercise, depending on the type of workout that you’ve done.

Timeframe on when to eat after the workout

For every person who is keen on doing workout, maintain body weight and to build or have lean muscle, it is very important to take a post-workout meal.The post-workout meal time should be taken 40 minutes or an hour to give the body enough time to a maximum fat burning process. It should not be too long after an hour because losing weight would be lesser.

An exception occurs when you’re eating after a weight-training workout. The timeframe to wait until you can eat is much shorter because your muscles would surely be damaged due to your body working so hard, requiring you to partake in the needed nutrients as soon as possible. For weight-training workouts, 15-20 minutes of waiting time is preferable.

Not eating in the proper timeframe can render the benefits of your workout null and void, as your body won’t be able to get the essential nutrients that you need.

Kinds of food to eat after the workout

Regardless of your workout, what you eat afterwards is very crucial for your body development. High amounts of protein are most definitely needed for muscle tissue development, so eating foods rich in protein like beans, white meat, is a must. If you only had an aerobic workout, avoid foods that give you carbohydrates, but for heavy workouts, carbohydrates are a must, so during these, it’s a very good idea to at least eat a good amount of rice. And regardless of what workout you have, a constant supply of vitamins and minerals is very crucial to your after-workout diet, so stock up on lots of fruits and/or vegetables in your diet, since they are also very essential for your body to replenish the nutrients that you might have lost after your workout.

Remember, the best workout routine won’t mean much if you don’t have the proper diet to supplement it. Whether it’s aerobics or strength-training, a proper diet is very essential in order for you to get the maximum benefits from your workout routine, as well as to stock your body up on the important nutrients that you body needs to repair any damaged muscles, and to replenish the nutrients that you may have lost during your workout.

Author Bio:

Felix Ankerson is a content specialist for Through All Workout Routines’ website, he provides informative reviews on exercise routines. See his Insanity workout review and other full body cardio workouts there.


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4 Responses to " The Perfect Guide to Proper Eating For Post Workout Meals "

  1. Payal Bansal says:

    Hey Praveen

    What is the role of Water with Workout? I mean should we drink water in between, before or after workout.

    I feel really thirsty during workout, is it ok to have water in between workouts?
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  2. Byron says:

    The post-workout meal is absolutely crucial, as you say, for both your short-term recovery and long-term muscle-building potential.

    I use post-workouts in instances where I don’t have time to prepare food and such.

  3. Carbs are a must specially for hardgainers. Not only protein. You should have excess in both carbs and protein to gain!

  4. TestoZilla says:

    Well, personally, I drink a whey protein shake and add a little bit of L glutamine to the shake. As for me, this post workout is the best!

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