Eating to Recover: How and What to Eat Post Workout – BreakingMuscle.com

Eating to Recover: How and What to Eat Post Workout – BreakingMuscle.com

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By Brad Sly, Contributor – Nutrition

For years the most important meal of the day has been said to be breakfast, but I believe that to be wrong. I suspect most of the readers here could agree that with all the effort you put into your training that your post-workout nutrition just may be more important to you than breakfast. In fact, I believe your post-workout meal is one of the most important meals you can have all day.

The reason I believe this is because in a hard workout, you can use up all your stored glycogen, easily sweat over two liters of water, and break down both muscle and red blood cells. This is why what you as an athlete consume in the minutes and hours after your training or competition is so crucial to both performance and recovery…

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