Question asked by Matt Rinaldi 1406 days ago

What is everyone's favorite post workout meal?

 

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Answered by Jason Martuscello 1404 days ago
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Best book on this topic - Nutrient Timing it is a must read for the best research based solution to timing meals especially for the active exercising population!

My favorite post workout meal is some oatmeal homemade almond butter and chicken breast (100% vegetarian fed diet)

Remember the sooner the meal the better (Metabolic window of 30 Min)

Fuel the Movement
JM
Answered by Shawn Fears 1405 days ago
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I start with a Whey protein shake immediately after my workout then 45 minutes later some white rice and chicken or a white bread tuna sandwich followed another 45 minutes later by some cottage cheese and Flax.

The idea is to have fast absorbing protein in as fast as possible to take advantage of increased testosterone levels, then follow this with another anabolic hormone IGF-1 by spiking blood sugars with fast acting carbs and some more natural protein(important to note here that it is necessary to wait 45 min before ingesting these carbs because the insulin will blunt the testosterone increase), lastly cottage cheese as im sure you know has casein and whey in it for protein and casein can take up to 8 hours to fully digest so there is sustained protein release in the system.

This is only the post load there is also a pre load but that will have to be another post lol.
Answered by Danielle Vindez 1405 days ago
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Long workouts are probably better served by replenishing stored glycogen and fluid loss. Eat something healthy that gives you nutritious carbohyrates (veggies) and a protein source for satiety. Drink water.
Answered by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali 1388 days ago
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I enjoy any almond-milk based smoothie.
Answered by LaRue Cook 1383 days ago
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For me, I like a nice homemade pasta dish accompanied by a salad and protein (fish, chicken or beef). A nice tall glass of water followed by a light beer or glass of wine. Yummy :-)

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I am a chicken and rice kinda guy but I gotta have flavor. Saffron jasmine rice with basil and poppy seeds(sometimes with portabello bits) mixed with 1/2 a shredded, boild chicken breast. The boiled may sound bland but it actually intensifies the flavor like chicken soup.
Answered by Andrew Halligan 1274 days ago
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Indian and greek food (spanikopita and curried vegetables & beans with rice) with mango carrot smoothie for dessert now I'm hungry
Answered by Mary Nguyen 1214 days ago
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Anything vegan with protein! I usually prefer something with quinoa!
Answered by Curtis Cornett 1205 days ago
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Protein shake with added fruit right after workout. Vegetarian meal with juice or water within 45 minutes of workout.
30 minutes after a workout, for me would be a post workout shake and then a whole foods meal within 1 hour. If my workout runs into a meal time, I do well with lean protein and carbs.
Answered by Michael Saiz 1148 days ago
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Protein shake with MCT Oil and a sweet potato.
Answered by Bryant Seton 1047 days ago
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BBQ'd steak and brussel sprouts.

Brotien + dark greens OP.
You all are making me hungry! In my opinion, post-exercise nutrient intake questions/concerns depend on the intensity and duration of the workout. Vigorous, high-intensity, > 30-40 minutes workouts suggest post-workout intake of rapidly absorbable proteins (e.g., whey), rapidly absorbable carbs (banana, tomato-based pastas) and plenty of water to facilitate the replenishment of muscle glycogen stores.

Take care.
Answered by Noel Vasquez 345 days ago
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I will drink a whey protein shake or Recon by Musclepharm. Lots of water and eat a nice meal full of carbs and protein as quickly as I can get one (love some pasta and chicken).
Answered by Kelly Bennett 83 days ago
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I have a Protein shake no more than 1 hr after. Then I may eat Tuna or Chicken and a veggie.
Answered by Jason Kozma 18 days ago
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I think sushi is the best choice.

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