HIGHER GI POST WORKOUT?🤔
After a workout, your muscles are depleted from glycogen. What does that mean? If you don’t eat well after workout, you body will simply find whatever resources it can to repair. Once it has exhausted all possibilities, it will look to break down protein (muscle).
After a workout, your body needs to repair. Not considering post workout nutrition can affect your performance later in the day, and the week, and can affect recovery protocols!
After training, your glycogen is depleted, refilling these stores increases protein synthesis. After workouts is when you should consider High GI carbs – to help illicit an insulin response to rebuild muscle, reduce soreness and recover more quickly. Fats should be avoided post workout, as they slow down the digestive process – and this is the one time you don’t want to slow down nutrients into the body. .
Consuming a combination of proteins and carbs accomplishes both repair and recovery. The “go to” protein shake is a great option – as it is easily digestible, however, without considering carbohydrates with your shake, you risk proper repair. It doesn’t HAVE to be 2 minutes after
a workout, but the faster you get this meal in, the sooner the repair can begin. We suggest eating this meal within an hour after working out. .
We suggest pairing high GI foods with good protein sources! This insulin spike stops protein breakdown right after working out. Much like this delicious example of crumpets, protein, berries and maple😋 Other examples of what to eat after a workout are below.
🍓Special K, almond milk, protein powder and strawberries. 🍗Chicken breast, green veg and pasta. 🍏Greek yoghurt, muesli and fruit. 🍔Lean beef patty and burger bun. 🍌Protein shakes
with berries and yoghurt.
🍫Low fat protein bars.
🍞Toast, banana, honey and a protein shake🍌
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