Fueling for Fitness: Part 3
After your workout it is time for your muscles to rebuild, repair, and recover. To facilitate this, you should refuel within 15-30 minutes of your workout, and your post-workout snack should have more protein than carbs if you are strength training, and more carbs than protein for cardio exercise.
In the same way that I don’t recommend sugary sports drinks, I steer clear of protein drinks such as Muscle Milk, Special K, Slim Fast, Boost, or Detour. Read the label and you’ll find lots of sugars – not what you want to put in your healthy, post-workout body! Instead, have a post-workout smoothie with a low-sugar protein powder.
My current favorite protein powders and shakes are:
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