Preventing Poor Eating After a Workout
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Preventing Poor Eating After a Workout
CrossFit Norwalk provides challenging exercise
classes and a supportive environment in which every
person is encouraged to do their best. Whether they
are advanced exercisers or just getting started,
everyone is welcome at CrossFit Norwalk.
There are many reasons why you might decide to
start a challenging strength and fitness regimen.
However, whether that reason is to lose weight, to
become stronger, or some other goal, it is important
that you follow good nutritional practices along with
your workout program. This includes eating well after
your workout is over--a time when many feel tempted
to overeat or eat the wrong types of foods.
You might consider eating something an hour before
your workout, as this can help you avoid feeling
ravenously hungry when your workout is completed.
Then, when you are done with your workout, have
some water. Not only can drinking water take an
edge off your hunger, but it rehydrates the body, a
factor that is especially important after sweating
away a lot of fluids.
Since your body expended a lot of energy in the
workout, it is important to have a post-workout snack.
It is often recommended that this snack have a
carbohydrate-to-protein ratio of 4:1. This helps rebuild
energy levels and repair muscles.