Eating Junk Food
Step away from the box of cookies or Halo Top post-workout, though you can always get some a few hours later for dessert or a sweet treat.
"One of the worst things you can eat after a workout is junk . . . and by this I mean food with little to no nutritional value," certified personal trainer through American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Hope Pedraza told POPSUGAR.
"Because you are creating tiny tears in your muscles during a workout, you must repair this damage and help your muscles grow by refueling with carbs and protein. An easy post-workout snack is a protein shake. Mix this with something like rice cakes or fruit to get some quick-burning carbs to go right to muscles that need repair the most," she recommended.