Starving After An Intense Workout? Here’s How to Manage!
Personal trainer Kathleen Trotter reveals the contents of her full-proof snack pack.
If you’re one of the many who could eat a small country after sweating it out at the gym, you may be worried about overindulging. It’s hard to know how much is too much, and what exactly your body needs (not craves) to refuel.
Certified personal trainer Kathleen Trotter suggests the following snack pack to keep in your gym bag, as it is crucial to eat within 45 minutes of rigorous exercise:
- An apple and a small handful of almonds
- 16 oz. of chocolate milk, almond milk, or soy milk
- A pre-made shake with water, fruit and protein powder
Bonus tip: Try eating two to three hours prior to your workout. Cut up veggies, trail mix, or a salad can significantly weaken your need to feed.
Sounds good to us! (The Globe and Mail)
Carolyn French is an assistant editor at BettyConfidential.