What to Consume Post-Workout
“I only need protein post-workout because it will make my muscles grow!”
Post-workout, you need a good amount of carbohydrate and some protein. Think of carbohydrate as protein’s body guard. It is required to help protein enter the cell at a faster rate and thus speed up muscle repair. So try a snack of low-fat chocolate milk, whole grain cereal and low-fat milk, a granola bar and string cheese or a protein bar and sports drink for a post-workout recovery snack.
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.