After a killer workout, most of you feel like a ravenous beast, the one who must feed to quell the monster within. Food is the fuel that enables you to perform in the gym and it’s no secret that after a solid workout all your fuel is sure to be depleted.
Getting some good fuel back into your system is essential to your health, so it is critical to make the right food selection. Junk food is out of the question and sometimes even a large, healthy meal won’t do.
So what should you eat just before bed? Here, the best foods to eat after a workout to fuel-up yourself in a healthy way.
1. Wanna Curdle? Go For Cottage Cheese
Whether you’re cutting, maintaining your shape or building muscle, protein is a vital nutrient in your diet.
Cottage cheese is a fantastic choice for your post workout meal because it’s loaded with casein protein and high calcium, which your body will digest slowly. Cottage cheese will help you with muscle growth and maintenance through the night. Try the low-fat type to ensure you’re getting the most out of this great protein source.
2. Tuna (in olive oil) and Crackers
Tuna provide high-quality post workout protein. It’s very simple to prepare, just take a can of yellowfin tuna add some olive oil for healthy fats and add a handful (1/2 cup) of crushed up whole grain crackers. You can also add chopped up pickles and mustard as well.
This is an excellent meal choice to ensure slower protein breakdown so that your body doesn’t go catabolic overnight.
3. Eggs Boiled or Scramble
Eggs are another great choice for post workout meal. The Eggs are good source of protein and branch chain amino acids which are essential to your post workout needs. The protein and BCAAs within egg whites can keep your muscle from breaking down post workout.
Scramble 4 eggs with two whole eggs and two egg whites. Add some Spinach, Onions, Mushrooms and red bell peppers. For little extra protein, add ¼ cup of diced lean ham or bacon.