Post Workout Meal at a Restaurant
When heading to a restaurant post-workout, here are some helpful tips to make sure you refuel the best way:
- Add a salad before your meal w/ dressing on the side
- Your plate should be assembled as such: 1⁄4 carbohydrate, 1⁄4 protein, 1⁄2 vegetables/salad
- ~1 fist carbohydrate (pasta, rice, potato, sweet potato, bread, corn, peas, etc.)
- ~1 palm size meat/protein (chicken, fish, red meat, egg, tofu, cottage cheese, etc.)
- 1⁄2 plate veggies (salad, steamed vegetables, sautéed vegetables, raw vegetables, etc.)
- Get all dressings, sauces, gravies, dips, etc. on the side
- Never make pasta, rice, or potatoes the meal…make it the side dish & watch what sauces, butters, etc, it is cooked in or covered with
- Avoid drinks with high calories like sodas, sugar-sweet tea, alcohol, juice, etc.
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Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.