Thursday, 11 October 2007

What to eat after a workout

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My husband and brother-in-law -- both seasoned marathoners -- howled with laughter during the season premiere of The Office when Michael Scott decided to carbo-load with fettucini alfredo immediately before his 5K began. Obviously, you know that eating a heavy meal before a strenuous workout isn't a good idea, but do you know what kinds of foods make great post-workout snacks?

A little bit of protein is a good idea, but you need to balance that protein with carbs. Carbs digest right away for a quick recovery, while the protein takes a little bit longer. Here's a list of 10 excellent suggestions from iVillage, including yogurt, low-fat cheese and crackers, skim milk, and low-fat tuna salad on whole wheat bread. What do you like to eat after a workout?

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