The post workout nutrition is a long
researched topic in the fitness industry. Everybody is wondering about what
they should eat to get in shape and stay that way. Most of the studies are
showing that carbs and proteins combined help the formation of muscle in the
These studies have been so relevant that it is hard to find a fitness trainer
that does not advocate for this combination. Most of the people drink this type
of shake a few minutes after the workout.
But letís pull back from this rule and see if it is really the best method to
follow. I agree with the concept of post-workout nutrition. It has its purposes
and advantages. This nutrition is helping you to build muscles and gain some
weight. The shakes are great because the body will not store them as fat.
You will see, after the workout, how the muscles are depleted and how they need
replenishment. But letís not forget about the main goal: losing fat.
Do you actually think that it is a great idea to have a sugary shake after
training, when the goal is to lose the body fat? Is the shake going to help you
burn that fat? I do not think so. I have seen from my own practice how this can
be very counter productive when the purpose is to lose weight.
At the same time, you will say that the studies can not lie. It is true. But
these studies were not conducted on people that wanted to lose body fat. They
were tried on those people who just wanted to grow some muscles and had less if
no body fat. From my own experience I have seen that not using the high carbs
shakes after workouts is paying off and people get great results easily.
But what do you do after the workout? If you are not having a shake, what
should you have? What is the proper after-workout meal? The answer is simple:
solid meat. You must consume meat within 1 hour after the workout. Try to
remember that natural, solid food will always help you be in shape and not some
chemicals full of sugar. Save your money on buying expensive shakes that do
nothing for your body. Instead, eat meat after the workout and you will quickly
be able to see the results. Good luck with your exercises!