Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Eating Right After Exercising

After exercising, it is only natural for your body to have an appetite in order to rebuild its energy reserves. However, it is important to eat the best foods that will help deal with the appetite and rebuild your body and its reserves.

Most important thing to remember is to hydrate after exercising. Your body needs water to function correctly. Also, the feeling of hungry may be just a need for water. Your body may be asking for water rather than food. After exercising, drink a large glass of water. In most cases, the need for food may go away. You should always hydrate before, during and after exercising to make sure that you keep your body in tiptop condition.

You should consider a light snack after exercising. The snack should be around 150-200 calories. This will help rebuild energy reserves. The snack should be contain protein to help rebuild and repair muscle and complex carbohydrates to rebuild the energy reserves.

Here are some ideas for after-exercising snacking.

1. Whole wheat toast with peanut butter
2. Apple with some string cheese
3. Greek yogurt with some high-fiber cereal

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