Your post workout lunch will need:
- Fluids: Drink plenty of water, but soup, fruits, and veggies are good choices too.
- Carbs: When you workout, your body burns stored glycogen and that needs to be replaced. Choosing whole grain breads, legumes, and fruit should do the trick. Make sure you feed your body carbs within the first half hour after working out, or it may take you a full day to recoup.
- Protein: Some studies suggest that protein can help you recover more quickly after a workout, and may help your body repair small muscle tears that occur during exercise. Plus, it helps you stay full for a longer period of time.