With so many different factors going into perfecting your workout regimen, it’s important to cover all of the bases, from the actual routine to eating habits. This week, we take a look at some helpful tips to regulate your food intake and maximize your workout results.
Whether you’re running or doing weight training, a protein boost after your workout is essential. Protein gives your muscles the fuel needed to repair themselves and grow. You don’t have to resort to the typical chalky-tasting protein shake. As long as it’s protein, your body will take it, whether it’s a hard-boiled egg or a glass of chocolate milk.
Ideally, you want to stay hydrated throughout your workout, so drinking a comfortable amount of water is important. After concluding your workout, though, you need to replenish key elements that were lost during your workout, in the form of carbohydrates and sodium. For those exercising to lose weight, water will suffice, otherwise a sports drink is definitely the way to go.
Overall, the idea is to replenish and rejuvenate, to avoid unwanted after-workout crashing and keep you going until your next meal.