In regards to my previous post about recovery, I thought I would add some good recovery foods. The list below is to be seen as a ‘after workout’ meal/snack rather than instead of lunch/dinner. Everyone needs to have some munch after working out in order for the body to recover. Some people claim that those aiming for weight-loss shouldn’t, but that is just plain wrong. The thing is, when you workout (both cardio and weights) toxins are created and released in your body (e.g. lactic acid) these disappear with recovery and appropriate nutrition speeds this up. After a cardio based workout your metabolism is much quicker, so you actually benefit from having a meal after as your body will burn most of the calories off straight away.
Some of my favourites:
- Cottage cheese with berries and almonds
- Quark with goji berries, cinnamon and seeds
- Humus with carrots and celery
- Protein shake (my favourite is
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