For Success, Choose Your Post Workout Snack Before Exercising

Eating healthy after exercise can enhance your recovery, whereas poor food choices (or nothing!) can actually undo the fact that you exercised at all! In the same way that we might plan other meals in our lives, and shop accordingly, so must we take the right steps to choose good post-workout snacks.

A small cooler or even a kiddie insulated lunch bag can help you bring snacks like yogurt, hard boiled eggs, sliced veggies or fruit, low fat cheese sticks, leftover dinner… You are only limited by your imagination ☺

A study in the journal Nutrients found that when people were asked before a workout whether they wanted an apple or a brownie, they most often chose the fruit. By contrast, those asked after a workout, when they were more likely to be hungry, people usually chose the brownie over the apple.

Meanwhile, a report in the International Journal of Obesity found that after participating in a 15 week exercise program, formerly sedentary college students were more likely to eat healthy foods such as fruits and veggies without being told to!

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