True or False:
I should not eat after a workout because I'm trying to train my body to use its own stores.
Give the body what it wants and needs - to replace the nutrients lost during the workout with a meal or snack!
- It is vital that you incorporate recovery snacks and/or meals into your routine. Refueling your body after a workout will help you recover quicker and prepare your body for the next workout.
- A quicker recovery will lead to less soreness, more efficient rebuilding and repair of muscles and tissues, and may help to prevent injury.
- More muscle equals a stronger metabolism. If you do not repair your muscles after you break them down during exercise, you may not see much progress!
- Eating after a workout will also keep you from feeling starving later in the day. If you are not giving your body what it needs you may be slowing down your metabolism.