9 Foods to Never Eat after Your Workout ...

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Eating before and after your workout takes a little thought if you want to do it the right way, and there are certain foods to never eat after your workout for a few reasons.

During exercise, the body uses up all the glycogen in muscles.

Glycogen is the fuel, usually produced in the body after eating carbs, which gives you energy.

After your workout, not only are glycogen levels low or empty, but your muscles are also damaged.

Luckily, how you eat can help you recover from both of these issues very well, and fairly quickly.

Yet, other foods, such as those which are high in fat and processed, refined sugar or too much fiber, can interfere with digestion and delay the recovery process.2

Complex carbs and lean protein are the ideal foods to eat after a workout.

Complex carbs replenish glycogen, but digest slowly enough so they don’t interfere with your glycemic index.

They also have some fiber, but not so much that it overpowers your digestion.

Fiber and quick to digest sugars are better eaten before a workout, not after.

Fat is also better eaten either later on in the day, or at least an hour before your workout since it takes longer to digest.

Protein helps repair muscles after exercise, and keeping it lean means it is easier to digest and can help muscles recover faster due to less digestive work.

Avoid these 9 foods to never eat after your workout so you don’t get lethargic, or short yourself of a good recovery.

1. Red Meat

Red Meat

Red meat is one of the hardest foods to digest, which makes it at the top of my list of foods to never eat after your workout.

High in saturated animal fats, it not only clogs your arteries, but isn’t your choice protein, hun!

Forego the steak fajita and opt for the chicken instead.

Full Fat Eggs
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