the meal you eat after your ass whoopin is going right to your muscles
so NURISH NURISH FUEL THAT BOD
Exercise has a catabolic effect (breaking down) on muscle tissue
so replenish energy and rebuild muscles with proper food
Your muscles need protein for repair and growth, and your body needs some carbs to replenish its glycogen stores
you must replace your amino acids that are depleted during exercise
AKA you need PROTEIN
this is why there are so many post workout SHAKES
we also want to be able to get good protein sources from REAL foods
so i will list some examples
the next thing to replace is glycogen AKA sugar stores.......with CARBS
oatmeal, brown rice, grains like quinoa or amaranth, and all vegetables and fruit
bnls/sknls chicken breast:.
4 ounces, with vegetables for carbs and fiber.
along with half of a sweet potato
and a spoonful of olive oil
also contains niacin, B6, B1 AND selenium
but it still requires its carbs to balance the meal out
NOW PRE WORKOUT
SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT
you need plenty of time to digest
prior to going to the gym
The closer to your workout, the more you want to focus on eating carbohydrates rather than fat or protein. Carbohydrates are digested in the small intestines, whereas fat and protein are broken down in the stomach. This means cramping and indigestion are more likely when you work out with a belly full of fat- or protein-rich foods.
a few celery sticks with /peanut butter:
fills you up without slowing you down, providing great "slow-release" energy for a terrific workout.
apple with almonds:
fruit are naturally sugary carbs but also contain fiber which slows the entrance of that sugar into
you want to make sure that you dont overload on fat
the portion size of nut butter....i ALWAYS did (do), but it tastes SO GOOOD
eaten "correctly" a serviing should be 1 to 2 tbsp
about a dozen whole almonds would be perfect.
Berries: are loaded with phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber, and are low in sugar
turkey and grapes:
to me, a match made in supermarket heaven!
do not overload on grapes
your tummy with not be happy