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Orange County Personal Trainer Lists Post Workout Meals

By March 10, 2011No Comments


One of the most important meals of the day and is actually the most people overlooked. The Post-workout meal, It is important because your body needs to repair after workouts and you need protein to do this.

Post-workout meals should consist of mainly protein and carbs. Try to avoid having a lot of fat because it slows down the digestion of the protein and carbs.

The best time to have your post-workout meal is as soon after the workout as you can. Try to keep it within 30 minutes of your workout then follow up with your normal meal 60-90 minutes later.



Here are some ideas for a quick post-workout meal.

1. Hummus and whole grain pita

1-2 Tablespoons or hummus with whole wheat pita the size of your hand

2. Protein shake with medium banana

Women drink 15-20 grams or protein and men 30-40 grams of protein

3. String cheese with small apple

Low fat mozzarella cheese stick. Women have a small apple and men a medium apple

4. Low fat or Greek yogurt with berries

Women should have 4-5 ounces of yogurt and men should have 6-7 ounces of yogurt along with ¼-1/2 cup of any berries

5. Cottage cheese and berries

Women should have 4-5 ounces of  low fat/low sodium cottage cheese and men 6-7 ounces of cottage cheese with ¼-1/2 cup of berries

6. Low fat chocolate milk

Women should drink 4-6 ounces and men 6-8 ounces.


Also don’t forget to check out our amazing boot camps in Orange County. Also check out the post on my 5 Quick Tips For Weight Loss.

If you missed it, here is my blog post on Meals Before Workouts.

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