People at the studio often ask me different questions about how and when I eat.
First and foremost, the most important thing is to stick to a caloric and macronutrient goal. There is no getting around this in my opinion. Weigh your food, log throughout your day and hit your goals. If progress is to slow or fast you have the data to make adjustments.
Post workout nutrition is important, however shakes are not necessary I just really enjoy my shake as if its a treat. If you can get some protein and carb replenishment from real solid food that would be great as well.
After a good workout I feel depleted and after drinking lots of water/gatorade during my workout I’m somewhat full. A shake is quick, convenient and I can down it pretty easy so I’ve found this works best for me. You must experiment with what works best for you.
16oz unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop dymatize hydrolyzed vanilla or chocolate protein
1/2 of a large banana
1/4 cup of dry oats (powderized with a coffee grinder)
I blend those with three cubes of ice and set in the freezer for about 5 minutes.
27g of carbohydrates
4g of fat
30g of protein
8g of sugar (7g coming from the unprocessed banana)
4g of fiber
About 45-60 minutes after I consume my shake my go to meal would be a combo of egg whites and brown rice.
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