Feed muscles and ease soreness by eating protein after your workouts. Studies have found that recovery drinks that contain protein help decrease muscle soreness better than carbohydrate-based sports drinks. Gabby is a huge fan of eating lots of protein to offset sore muscles, whether that means lean cuts of meat or a pumped-up smoothie. When you're in rest mode, start off the day with some Greek yogurt, and then have some grilled chicken or fish later in the day. And as Gabby can attest, do not forget to stay hydrated with water all day long.