Everyone who is aiming to lose weight must have heard of 70:30. We have been told that 70% is our diet and 30% is our regular workout that plays the role in getting our desired results. When we are aiming to lose weight, we want to shed the non-essential fat from our body and not muscles. But when we workout, we not only lose fat but some muscle mass as well. Thus, to recover this lost muscle, we need to include some necessary macronutrients (carbs, proteins, and good fats) in our diet regimen. When we exercise, the body utilizes energy from the food we have eaten recently. Here are some foods that can fulfill the post-workout requirements of the body.
Multigrain bread – These are loaded with carbohydrates. You can have them in the form of sandwiches by mixing them with some healthy options.
Protein shakes – Whey proteins with some add on such as peanut butter, low-fat milk, fruits are considered one of the best post-workout meals especially for those who do weight exercises.
Eggs – Half-boiled or boiled or scrambled or raw eggs offer us a good amount of protein that our body requires after a strenuous workout session.
Milk and banana – Milk and bananas are rich in carbs and proteins, the two most required things our body needs. Additionally, bananas also consist of potassium that improves blood circulation.
Lentils and chickpeas – A bowl full of boiled lentils and chickpeas can fulfill the requirement of proteins for your muscles.
Oats – Oats, and whey proteins are of great use. These along with some dry fruits makes the perfect post-workout diet (the right proportion of carb-protein mixture) for those who are on building lean mass.
Sweet potato, broccoli and cashews – It’s a perfect combination of complex carbohydrates. If you are on a high-carb diet then this is just apt for you.
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