May 1, 2013 12:02am
Right after you exercise or after any sport your goal should be to provide your body with energy - energy = glucose. Glucose = simple sugars (one type).
What you should be providing your body immediately after a workout is simple sugars. Depending on your goal, you might just want to have a chocolate covered granola bar along with a protein shake. The sugar in the bar provides energy and activates your cells to start to store energy - the protein in conjunction with the sugar will aid in muscle repair.
Keep in mind you will get super hungry right after that cycle because your cells metabolize the enery rapidly since they are famished.
After that post workout meal, you should then have your proper solid meal which includes protein, low glycemic carb, and greens.