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Posted by: Bhavesh | 2010/08/19

Post gym eating

Hi Doc,

I just got back into a structured gym workout that i feel is working for me but i have been struggling to eat the correct food after a workout. Could you please advise me on the above?

Kind Regards,
Bhavesh

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Dear Bhavesh
Good to hear that you are doing a structured gym workout and that it is working for you. If you are doing a lot of aerobic or cardio exercise then you need to make sure that you ingest some liquid and carbohydrate while you are exercising. This makes it easier for your muscles to build up their store of glycogen for the next exercise session. You can experiment with the various energy drinks available to find one that agrees with you. Once you have completed your exercise schedule you can also have something to drink like fruit juice and when you have recovered you can eat a light meal such as pasta with cooked vegetables and lean meat, or grilled fish with cooked vegetables and rice, followed by a fruit or some more fruit juice and low-fat yoghurt. By including low-fat carbs in your post-exercise meal you encourage your body to replace its glycogen stores, while the protein in the lean meat and yoghurt helps your muscles to recover more efficiently.
Enjoy your exercise
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/08/19

Dear Bhavesh
Good to hear that you are doing a structured gym workout and that it is working for you. If you are doing a lot of aerobic or cardio exercise then you need to make sure that you ingest some liquid and carbohydrate while you are exercising. This makes it easier for your muscles to build up their store of glycogen for the next exercise session. You can experiment with the various energy drinks available to find one that agrees with you. Once you have completed your exercise schedule you can also have something to drink like fruit juice and when you have recovered you can eat a light meal such as pasta with cooked vegetables and lean meat, or grilled fish with cooked vegetables and rice, followed by a fruit or some more fruit juice and low-fat yoghurt. By including low-fat carbs in your post-exercise meal you encourage your body to replace its glycogen stores, while the protein in the lean meat and yoghurt helps your muscles to recover more efficiently.
Enjoy your exercise
DietDoc

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