The Most Important Meal
For once we're not talking about breakfast but rather the recovery meal after your workout. “So many women skip post-exercise nutrition because they don’t want to 'undo the calories they just burned,'” says Amanda Carlson-Phillips, vice president of nutrition and research for Athletes’ Performance and Core Performance. “But getting a combination of 10 to 15 grams of protein and 20 to 30 grams of carbohydrates within 30 minutes of your workout will help to refuel your body, promote muscle recovery, amp up your energy, and build a leaner physique.”
Jodifit tip: Your body needs carbohydrates like fruit POST workout. So a protein shake that has about 24-30 grams of carbohydrates is perfect. I prefer a shake vs ‘food’ to eat because the shake gets into your system faster.