I was sitting in my office when I heard some loud noises coming from outside. It seemed like two men were having a heated argument. Curiously I stepped out to find out what was wrong. It was a customer who seemed to be very disappointed. Despite being regular to the gym and following the workouts as told by his trainer, he was not getting the desired results of weight loss leave alone a good physique. The receptionist was trying to explain to him, to take nutrition consultation but he was like “I eat very less, so diet should not be a problem”. Ain’t we all are own doctors and nutritionist and we really do not need the right consultation.
- Water to quench the thirst and to come out of the post workout dehydration.
- Easily digestible carbohydrates like banana or potato to replenish your glycogen stores and your blood sugar level without disrupting the blood flow much to the worked out muscles and to spare the muscle/protein to be used as a source of energy.
- First class proteins like chicken, fish, eggs, paneer, whey protein shakes, which will provide the body with all the required amino acids to carry out its repair work and arrest further tissue damage.
- Antioxidants to help the body recover from free radicals that are generated during exercise.
- Bottom line is to be aware and understand the importance of diet along with exercise and to start following a proper exercise regime with proper pre and post workout meals.
When you mention –
“Some of the examples for pre workout meals can be whole wheat toast with banana and low fat yogurt and fruit smoothies with some granola bar or any traditional Indian meal.”
do you mean wheat toast, OR banana, OR yogurt…etc or do you mean all of these before workout?
It should be OR,but you can even combine them depending upon the time you have the pre workout meal.Mainly it is the combination of carbohydrates and proteins that has to be maintained.
I love these more educational posts. I am currently a student studying kinesiology and love lifting and working out, so these posts are really interesting to me. There is so much misleading information online about what is “right” and “wrong” regarding workout fuel, and I think what people really need is a simplified explanation such as your article. It’s not about buying expensive pre-workout supplements. It’s about fueling your body with sources provided from the earth, not a science lab!
I go to gym for workout, late in the evening and dont any thing lost workout. Is this wrong for my body.
Good post shared..
After what time interval should we have breakfast after workout?
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I think the best way to replenish yourself after a rigorous workout is to eat right and nourish yourself with fast carbs and first class protein sources, bananas, whey protein are the best type of foods to have post your workouts.
I just want to ask about sweet potato I know it’s complex carb so we can eat this meal before meal about 10 minutes or we should have long time like 1 hour before work out because time of absorbet