POST RACE REFUELING!
How do YOU refuel after a race?
💥 Yes, nutrition impacts how you train and perform, but it also has a huge impact on how you RECOVER! 💯
Swipe 👉 to see my choices today.
Chips, M&M’s, “protein bites” with 3g of protein and a ton of sugar, popsicles, and bananas?
Banana and post-race plant-based muscle repair ‘Chocolate milk’ with BCAAs, carbohydrates and pomegranate extract (no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives) that:
🔹️Speeds muscle recovery
🔹️Promotes lean-muscle synthesis
🔹️Combats exercise-induced muscle soreness
🔹️Improves muscle strength recovery
Squash carrot muffins topped with coconut oil and cacao nibs (nut butters are the best on top but I can’t do that anymore) plus cafe latte superfoods – a perfect balance of macronutrients, no added sugars or foreign ingredients, all whole foods one hour after the race.
➡️ Which do you pick?
Our bodies need protein (with BCAAs) WITHIN 30 minutes of exercise to stop muscle breakdown and to promote muscle repair and regrowth. We then need a combination of protein and carbs 1-2 hours later.
💥 Quality is important!💥
Yes chips provide carbs and sodium, candy provides carbs and sugar, and protein bites provide a TINY bit of protein, but it’s not enough protein and the source of your protein and carbs makes a huge difference on recovery!
And I’m not saying don’t enjoy a meal or a treat after being on point with your nutrition while training for months, just don’t go overboard and get some quality food in your body!