You hit the gym and break a sweat. But did you know that your eating habits after you workout can affect the benefits of your workout? Check out how when you eat and what you eat plays a role in loosing weight and getting fit.
MISTAKE #1: YOU LOAD UP YOUR PLATE WITH PROTEIN
Protein helps rebuild torn muscle but your body only uses a certain amount. The recommended protein intake: 1 day = 0.36 grams of protein x bodyweight (in pounds). Balance the protein with whole grains, legumes, fruit, or veggies
MISTAKE #2: YOU WAIT TOO LONG TO EAT AFTER BREAKING A SWEAT
Working out may drain your energy level! Eat within 30 minutes after leaving the gym, this keeps sugar levels steady to avoid fatigue.
MISTAKE #3: YOU HIT THE BAR AFTER WORKING OUT
You may want to celebrate after running your fastest mile but… Alcohol = Dehydrated body. Studies show that booze PREVENTS muscles from repairing torn muscle fibers.