The top simple post workout carbs
Okay, so you’ve just blasted out a session in the gym and you need to replenish your energy stores…. what do you do ? Well it depends, are you going to work? or are you going straight home?
Let’s just say for this post that you are going to work after your training session, what can you make that is fast or have at your desk?
Once the work is done in the gym, recovery becomes your number one priority. This is why you need to put some thoughts into your post workout meal.
What is the general rule or system to follow ? We follow this system
1) It is low in fructose
2) It is high in glucose
3) It has a high insulin index
Hence some good carb food choices for your post workout meal are: apricots, beans on toast, kiwis, pineapples, watermelon white rice with maple syrup, potatoes, some cereals, yogurt, rice cakes with jam. All these foods tick all the boxes since they are low in fructose, high in glucose and have a high insulin index.
An unlikely winner is Beans on Toast
Ideal after an intense lifting session in the gym, where you have burned carbohydrate as a fuel source.
It’s important that you learn ways to eat on the go and for practicality, we find the more practical the meal or nutritional solution. The more adherence to the plan.
When Caroline (pictured below) was getting back in shape after her son was born, it was crucial she applied some very simple strategies to boost her body back up. Becoming a mother had a new drain of energy. Post workout nutrition is very important to busy people. If you have no plans for the day, it’s a little different.