Myth vs. Fact: I Only Need Protein Post-Workout
MYTH VS. FACT
Myth: “I only need protein post- workout because it will make my muscles grow!”
Fact: 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 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 t