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Fit Tip: Plan Post-Workout Snack

I know this tip seems fairly obvious, but I fall prey to lack of post-workout food planning all the time. Since many of us are starving after working out, myself included, it pays to plan ahead. Before heading out for a run, to the gym, or a tennis match, figure out what you are going to eat for a snack or a meal when you're done. After you have burned all those calories and used up all your glycogen resources, it will be reassuring to know you have a well thought-out plan to replenish yourself. Hopefully, with a firm plan in hand those powdered donuts will lose their appeal.

Check out these ideas for what to eat before and after working out.

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Spectra Spectra 9 years
I don't usually feel hungry after working out, so I'm not too concerned with bringing a snack to eat the second I'm done working out. Usually I can wait an hour or so until I get the time to make real food.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
kgtg: new jersey! but after I posted that I was like, "crap! who's going to know that yeungling is a beer!"
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
tidalwave are you in PA!? I miss yuenglings.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
What happens if you don't? My post-workout meal last night was a handful of pretzels and two yeunglings. Sure, that doesn't happen every time but how does eating "bad" vs. eating "good" post-workout affect my body?!?
luvanthropologie luvanthropologie 9 years
I drink a soy latte....is that bad?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I like to have some protein.
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