Post Workout Meal
When should we be getting our post workout meal or snack and what should it include?
Hello again and welcome back to the Stay Fueled Podcast! This is Dr. Joshua Eldridge and this is Episode #2 and we’re jumping right into the content. Today, we have a question from Stacey and her question is, “When should we be getting our post-workout meal or snack and what should it include?”
Great question, Stacey. Here’s the deal for our athletes. Our athletes, in order to recover properly, need to make sure that they’re getting their post-workout meal or snack within one to one-and-a-half hours after practice. But – there’s a big but right here – it’s important to make sure it happens as quickly as possible. So if we can get it in in the first 10 minutes after practice, that’s going to be even more optimal than waiting 40 minutes. So we want to have it as quickly as possible.
Now, what should that post-workout meal contain?