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What's your "go-to" post-workout snack or meal?

Jul 30, 2013

Billy Beyer
FT Basking Ridge

"We love chocolate milk! Gives you the protein and carbs your body needs."

Michael Heydt
FT Morristown

"I would have to say this is my highest GI carb intake of the day.  After a workout is when I get in my breads, pastas, rice, and other grains.  I always have some form of protein with it.  For example, this past Friday after a 4.5-mile run I had 1 1/2 cups of oatmeal with water, one tablespoon of peanut butter, one scoop of protein powder and half a banana.  This is also my highest caloric intake of the day."

Erin Jackson
FT Great Neck

"My favorite post-workout snack is Wasa crackers -- usually two -- and a protein shake. I like it because it's easy to carry with me and satisfies."

Sue Teoli
FT New Canaan

"Since I work out at 4 a.m., my post work-out snack is always three egg whites and a half a cup of oatmeal.  I am a creature of habit."

Vanessa Ocasio
FT Auburn

"Because of the time I usually work out, I follow the workout with a well-balanced meal.  But if I happen to work out too early for a post-workout meal, I snack on a mix of water and unsweetened chocolate almond milk with a scoop of 100% isolate whey protein, ideally from grass-fed cows.  I drink that along with a piece of fruit like a banana or clementine.  This is a great option for those of us who are lactose intolerant and can't do the chocolate milk, or the other lower-quality whey proteins that have some lactose."

Kelly Blackwin
FT Santa Monica

"I like a protein shake with one scoop of high-quality chocolate protein powder, a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, a frozen banana, one cup of ice and a handful of spinach or kale.  Just blend and enjoy!"

Dr. Janet Brill
FT Nutritionist

"The best time to eat for optimal post-exercise muscle and glycogen recovery is that 15-minute window right after you finish exercising. Aim for a simple carb/protein combo such as a banana and peanut butter or a flavored yogurt or even a few gulps of chocolate milk!"


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