Post-workout your goal is to grab a snack as fast as you can…for sure within 30 minutes after the workout! The snack should be mostly carbohydrate with some protein to help your muscles replenish what was burned off and start muscle repair. Low-fat chocolate milk, cereal with milk, yogurt with granola, and energy bars with a sports drink are all great choices to help you re-fuel!
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.