What Should I Eat After a Workout?

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When you're finished working out should you eat something? Well that will depend on when your next meal is. If after your workout you take a shower, you're going to go have dinner or maybe go out to lunch, you really don't eat anything right after. It will also depend on the intensity of your workout.

If you're working out very hard, if you went for a very long run, you'll want something probably within 15 - 30 minutes, maybe an hour and usually and of course I'm sure you've already heard this, you want that protein carbohydrate combination. The carbohydrate replenishes the glycogen that you've used up.

That's what's fuelling your muscles and eating protein after workout helps your muscles grow and be healthy. So you could have some peanut butter on half a bagel, you could have a low fat chocolate milk, you could have a handful of nuts and a piece of fruit, something with a little carbohydrate and protein to top off that work out, is just fine.