After a workout you usually get quite hungry and just want to get some food in your body. But what snacks can you eat to help benefit your body and ensure you have got the most out of your workout?
Whilst training, your body uses up its glycogen stores for fuel, meaning your muscles will get partially depleted of glycogen and some of the proteins in your muscles will be broken down and damaged. Eating the correct food after training can help your body repair and re-grow quicker and easier, aiding in your recovery.
You should always try and get a good balance of protein and carbs after your workout, As protein helps aid your muscle recovery and carbs help to recover your glycogen stores.
After Training you normally want something quick and easy due to the fact that you are normally pretty hungry so here are some quick and easy post-workout meals for you to try!
Tuna and Whole Wheat Crackers
Tuna contains all essential amino acids required by the body for growth and maintenance of lean muscle tissue. For this quick and easy snack all you need is 1/2 a tin of Tuna and whole wheat crackers!
Greek Yogurt & Berries
A protein-rich diet may help reduce hunger, boost metabolism, and build muscle. Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, which can help improve bone health. Grab yourself a bowl and take 3 table spoons of Greek Yogurt followed by, 1/4 cup of berries and a table spoon of Granola.
Protein Shake with banana
Protein shakes can help you build muscle, gain strength, lose weight, reduce your appetite and boost your metabolism and bananas are rich in a mineral called potassium. This mineral is important as it helps maintain fluid levels in the body and regulates the movement of nutrients and waste products in and out of cells.
For this post-workout snack, choose your favorite protein powder and blitz it with a banana for a tasty post-workout shake packed full of potassium.
If you have any post-workout snack ideas, we would love to hear what they are! If you would like any help in the Aztec Gym or are interested in Personal Training sessions, call Holly on 01803 400190.