I’m sure you’ve done it before. You go to the gym and do this crazy workout consisting of weight lifting, sprinting, and stability ball back flips. Then you rush home, open your fridge, and try to decide what to eat after a workout (hopefully something with carbs and protein).
Okay, so maybe you don’t do stability ball back flips, but I guarantee that if you’ve been working out for a while, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. I mean, I used to be just like that. I used to stress about what to eat after a workout, and would literally freak out since the only thing I had in my house was some damn soy milk.
But I was a dumb little man back then. I believed everything I read online and in magazines and really believed that post workout nutrition was vital to your success.
Defining “post workout”
First off, let’s define what “post workout” means. Most people think that the post workout meal is the meal you eat right after you workout.