5 Foods To Eat After Your Training | Everlasting Changes

After you’re finished with your private trainer session, you may feel sore and tired. While this is a sign of a great workout, it’s also a sign that your body has been depleted of necessary nutrition. To curb the post-workout exhaustion, giving your body the proper fuel to repair itself is important, and we want to outline what you should be eating to get yourself feeling great again.
Before getting into the foods you should be eating, it’s important to first understand why your body may feel this way. Post private training, your muscles are running low on glycogen, and you may be experiencing minor wear and tear on your muscle fibers. The discomfort you’re feeling is your body trying to use what it can to repair itself, and you can help by eating foods rich in glycogen, proteins, and healthy carbohydrates. What these do is restore your energy, restore glycogen within muscles, and decrease the breakdown of muscles while simultaneously building them back up.
5 foods to eat after your training are:
1. Tart Cherries – Whether fresh, in a juice, or dried, tart cherries are known to promote muscle recovery and reduce post-workout muscle pain by restoring glycogen stores. A handful of cherries taken plain is just fine, but you can turn this into a fun post-workout snack by adding them to oatmeal, yogurt, or salads.
2. Egg white – There is no better time to opt for breakfast for dinner than after a workout. Egg whites are protein packed, and most of the “bad fats” found in eggs can be removed by removing the yolk and enjoying just the white.
3. Protein bar – A healthy protein bar with good fats and wholesome ingredients is a great quick way to refuel after a workout. Just make sure to check the ingredients so you’re not undoing all the good you did with your personal trainer.
4. Pasta – The carbohydrates in a portion of pasta can also help to refuel after you’ve been in a training session. You can make it even better by opting for whole grain pasta and a wholesome sauce or pesto made from fresh ingredients.
5. Sweet potatoes – Delicious and starchy sweet potatoes don’t just replenish your body’s glycogen stores, they also contain beta carotene and vitamin C, which help to keep your body strong while upping your immune system defense. They can be taken in a more dessert fashion, like seasoned with cinnamon, or for a savory snack with garlic, paprika, and salt.

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