1. Immediate Goals
After an intense workout, you need to refuel, rehydrate, and repair. That’s what Registered Dietitian, Marie Spano, writes in Today’s Dietitian. Refuel with the proper carbohydrates. Rehydrate with the proper drink. Repair with a protein. Many of us may might know this, but we’re choosing the wrong foods.
We’ll get to those foods in a minute. First, you should know that after a workout, protein is your muscles’ friend. It begins rebuilding the tissue you just broke down. Manuel Villacorta, a registered dietitian at the American Dietetic Association, suggests eating at least 30 grams of protein as part of your post-workout routine.