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After an Evening Class . . .

If you've been working all day and hit up an evening class from work, having a post-workout dinner with a proper blend of protein and carbs that is rich in nutrients is essential. Wendy's go-to meal is light and straightforward: "Lean protein [she loves skinless chicken breast, salmon, or eggs] combined with roasted veggies like sweet potato or broccoli and some sort of leafy green."

Try your best to do as much meal prep in advance, since Wendy's rule of thumb is to eat within an hour of your workout ending. This way you're sure that your body will "use your food to repair the muscles you've exerted," she says. Eating within the hour after a challenging workout will also replenish the vital nutrients your body may have lost in class.

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