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Healthy Eating Tip: Eat an Apple Post-Workout and Before Dinner

Healthy Eating Tip: Have an Apple After Your Evening Workout

You may have heard that eating apples can help you cut back on calories. According to one study, participants who chomped on this crispy fruit 15 minutes before a meal consumed almost 200 fewer calories than those who didn't.

Since I often go straight home for dinner after my post-work gym session, I've started eating an apple as my post-workout snack. It's a healthy food — one medium apple delivers 10 percent of your daily fiber intake — that satisfies my immediate after-exercise craving and ensures I'm not starving by the time I sit down for supper. Just be sure to keep the skin on for even more nutrients. What's your post-workout, pre-dinner snack?

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craving_vintage craving_vintage 7 years
I'm going to try the apple and peanut butter. Thanks for the tips everyone. :)
cg130 cg130 7 years
apple + peanut butter = YUM!
nycgirl8 nycgirl8 7 years
a banana & water... sometimes a granola bar (Nature Valley, Special K or Luna Bar)
LoveandRockets LoveandRockets 7 years
My workouts run so late in the day (yay, 9 to 5 jobs) that my 'post-workout snack' is the meal formerly known as dinner. Also, it really depends on what the workout was -- if it's a cardio day, then usually I'll just have a high-protein meal. On resistance days, I usually go all out and have some bread and/or fruit, too.
tamint tamint 7 years
pink lady or rose apples! yum!
AZDaisy AZDaisy 7 years
I cut up an apple and brought a tablespoon of peanutbutter for my after workout snack for today :)
xtinabeena xtinabeena 7 years
ya.... i think there should be some protein too!!!
alba1 alba1 7 years
I workout in the evenings so I tend no to eat after my workouts....don't want to all my efforts to be in vain.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I like bananas after a workout.
imariec imariec 7 years
I'm never hungry after I work out - hmmm. But I do love apples ~ especially the golden ones!
jgaffron jgaffron 7 years
1 piece whole wheat toast, 1tbs natural peanut butter, and one small bananna
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