Thursday, November 4, 2010

Post-workout Nutrition

Hello everyone. I just wanted to share with you a FREE special report that Prograde Nutrition is giving away entitled "What to NEVER Eat After You Workout."

Post-workout nutrition is critical to the success of any training program regardless if the goal is to burn fat or put on muscle mass. Two things are important regarding post-workout nutrition, the timing and the composition. You already know that when you train, your body's resources are depleted. What you may not know is that when you are done training, your body actually continues to break down muscle protein! But it doesn't have to be that way!!!

The cliffnotes version of the free report are as follows:

1. Eat 15-45 minutes after you finish working out.
2. Eat a combination of fast-acting carbohydrates and proteins.

When you eat right after training, your body is especially sensitive to insulin, which is a great thing! Insulin transports the food you eat directly to your damaged muscles for repair and also prevents further muscle breakdown. It also is crucial for replenishing glycogen stores. Those are only a few benefits of the increased insulin sensitivity that your body has immediately post-workout. If you wait too long to eat, your sensitivity to insulin is greatly reduced and the benefits are lost.

You need to eat fast-acting carbohydrates AND proteins as part of your recovery meal. The fast-acting carbs are important to get into that short-window for the positive insulin response, and the proteins are crucial for replenishing protein lost during the workout and preventing further breakdown. There are other benefits as well that you can find in the report.

Long story short... you must eat after workout and it must be a mixture of carbs and protein. Not eating is a bad idea and eating the wrong foods is also a bad idea. For more information, get your FREE copy of "What to NEVER Eat After You Workout" right now.

After you do that, I'd love to hear your thoughts. What is your favorite thing to consume after you are finished with a grueling workout. How do you refuel? Leave a comment below.

1 comment:

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