Don't forget the importance of recovery foods!
You know what to eat during the day, but do you know what you should really eat after your workout?
The essentials are protein and complex carbs, with minimal fat. These are necessary for rebuilding muscles and energizing your body so that you can continue to workout! You can get creative with the foods that you choose, but until you are at that point, here are a few suggestions:
1. Ditch the simple carbs. These are essentially your sugars; included are baked treats and sodas. These offer nothing to your body except empty calories.
2. Protein Shake with Banana...a gym junkie’s favorite. Protein is essential for rebuilding muscles after your workouts, and bananas offer both potassium and fiber. Enjoy it with low-fat or soymilk. Ice is also recommended for an added taste. Check out this yummy re-fuel smoothie from Skinny Ms..
3. Peanut Butter & Banana on Rice Cakes…delicious and healthy at the same time. Brown rice cake offers fiber and vitamins that regular bread cannot. Natural Peanut Butter should be consumed with control, however, because while it is indeed filled with protein, they do have a considerable amount of fat.
4. Yogurt and Fresh Berries. Our suggestion is Greek yogurt, as it is high in calcium and protein. One golden rule: NEVER choose yogurt that already has fruit. These have way too much added sugars. You are better off buying plain, low-fat yogurt and adding in your own fresh or frozen fruit.
We all know the importance of working out consistently. Choose a workout program the delivers results. Skinny Ms. Fitness offers this 12-week TOTAL BODY TRANSFORMATION eBook. This is a step-by-step (home or gym) program customizable for for all fitness levels.