Nov 3, 2010 6:35pm

scout200 scout200
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While it’s important to eat protein and carbs after a workout to help muscle recovery… I’m becoming tired of the the same ol’ PB on wheat and I’m looking for some suggestions.. What’s your favorite post-workout snack?

-Scout

 
Nov 3, 2010 7:38pm

ThriveFit ThriveFit
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Have you tried chocolate milk? Simple carbs and protein. Pretty tasty too. Do you like whey protein? I love vanilla whey protein powder with vanilla almond milk and a banana.
Pamela

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Nov 4, 2010 12:28am

ipsafictura ipsafictura
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I’ve totally gotten hooked on Kind bars. Crunchy, chewy, slightly sweet and no creepy ingredients. They’re very natural and delicious. Otherwise I often do milk and a banana.

 
Nov 4, 2010 8:11am

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Most of the time protein and/or carb shakes and a anana

 
Nov 4, 2010 10:19pm

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strawberry whey protein mixed in pure orange juice.

 
Nov 11, 2010 8:09pm

scout200 scout200
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@PamelaH, I love chocolate milk but so do my kids.. let me tell ya, it doesn’t last long in my house!!! LOL That vanilla whey protein powder with vanilla almond milk sounds awesome!!

 
Nov 11, 2010 8:56pm

ThriveFit ThriveFit
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It’s my favorite. Most people don’t seem to love the vanilla the way I do. :)
If you get the sweetened almond milk it gives you some good post workout simple carbs.
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Nov 16, 2010 4:48pm

Morrighu Morrighu
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If you want Chocolate Milk get the Promise Land Organic Midnight Chocolate – it’s brown crack in a bottle. Wow that stuff is good….

For a spin on PB&Wheat – get some Peter Pan Honey Roasted Peanut Butter and Wheat Crackers.

Try Hummus and Pita, too!

 
Nov 17, 2010 12:20am

FattyBoomBoom FattyBoomBoom
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imo, i wouldnt have peanut butter.
after workout you want protein and carbs, low fat.
I have whey protein + pasta + banana.

 
Nov 18, 2010 7:21pm

scout200 scout200
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@ Morrighu – That Peter Pan Honey Roasted Peanut Butter sounds awesome!

@ FattyBoomBoom, I’m pretty much looking for something quick and easy but the banana & whey protein is a great idea

 
Nov 20, 2010 11:43am

wahine_toa wahine_toa
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My favourite post-workout snack used to be a pottle of low fat yoghurt and a small handful of all-bran. Worked a treat.

 
Nov 22, 2010 2:57pm

tjwoody tjwoody
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r u talking something right after a workout or your normal whole meal? myself i love a shake. If i am looking to lean out its mostly protein but if im looking more towards recovery or building I will have a MRP type that has more carbs. 30ish mins later I will have a regular meal. I currently take most my carbs pre workout in the form of oats and whey and some PB. proatmeal…yum! :)

 
Nov 26, 2010 1:16pm

robertavasquez robertavasquez
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A healthy post-workout snack would be anything in moderation. You don’t want to be pigging out after every workout. If you do the latter, there is a bigger chance of abrupt weight gain if you also suddenly stop working out.

:D

 
Dec 4, 2010 6:01pm

scoreman scoreman
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Would a 15 gram protein bar containing 180 calories combined with a double scoop of whey protein shake at 260 calories be acceptable after an hour workout while trying to cut weight while still staying at a daily calorie alotment of about 1700 calories for the day?

 
Dec 4, 2010 7:26pm

gempdx67 gempdx67
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My favorite post-workout snack is a Green Monster:

Blend together: 2 C baby spinach, 1 scoop Any Whey protein powder, 1 C unsweetened almond milk, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 TBSP chia seeds, and 1 FROZEN banana. Freezing the banana gives you the coldness of ice, without the annoying bits of ice that never seem to get well-blended.

It’s about 250 calories so I only drink this after a substantial workout (e.g., a 1 hour run) but it’s delicious and packs in a lot of carbs, protein, and vitamins.

 
Dec 5, 2010 9:53pm

susannyny susannyny
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@scoreman, how you choose to consume your post workout nutrition is up to you, but as a rule of thumb I would stick with a ratio of 2 grams of carbohydrates to every one gram of protein (some recommend as high as 4:1 ratio). You want to keep fat intake to a minimum.

Susan
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Dec 6, 2010 4:10am

jarenhalliday jarenhalliday
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I do a tasty treat that has loads of protein and crabs, Chocolate Whey protein with 3 cups of 2% milk and then a peanut butter and honey sandwich on white or whole wheat. It’s the best :)

 
Dec 6, 2010 9:11pm

KateBrown KateBrown
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gempdx67 – your Green Monster sounds amazing! I’m going to give it a shot myself!

 
Dec 9, 2010 3:55am

tjwoody tjwoody
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protmeal…. 1/2c oats, scoop choc whey and tbsp of PB…to die for. need more carbs, mush in a banana! i also like cottage cheese with some choc whey or blueberries.

 
Dec 14, 2010 1:06am

tyreegiles tyreegiles
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I do whey protein shake w/ skim milk and a banana for my simple carb. The only real reason I use milk is because I do my workout right before bed, and I’ve read you want both the faster and slower acting protein in that case. From what I’ve read milk is mostly casein, so it seems like a good mix to me. If I was working out during the day I’d probably mix with water instead.

 
Dec 14, 2010 10:01pm

viaravis viaravis
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But for example if you want to lose weight isn’t it better if you eat 1 hour after workout? This is at least what I have heard and plus I don’t really feel hungry after workout.

 
Dec 14, 2010 10:22pm

dianebl dianebl
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@viaravis, that’s not true. It seems that about 90% of what people “hear” is false.

If you aren’t hungry after a workout, then don’t feel like you have to eat. But most people get ravenous after a strenuous workout. It’s better to have a small, balanced snack then to pig out later, which is many people would do if they didn’t have one.

 
Dec 15, 2010 2:18am

tyreegiles tyreegiles
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Don’t mean to be disagreeable, but it seems to be that what viaravis said could be considered true. Even if you are not looking to really bulk up or anything, getting fast acting protein and carbs in your body ideally in that window right after your workout will aid in muscle recovery and repair. And muscle is more efficient at burning calories(this is something i’ve “heard” but since it also came from my doctor I tend to believe it) it would seem that would help one lose weight.

I’m not saying someone should eat even if they feel like they don’t want to, just that viaravis’ comment makes sense to me.

 
Dec 15, 2010 3:46am

dianebl dianebl
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@tyregiles, I read her question as WAITING an hour after a workout to lose weight.

 
Dec 15, 2010 4:01am

tyreegiles tyreegiles
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oh, I see what you mean now.


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