How to Eat for Every Type of Workout
It’s 11:30 AM on Saturday and you’re leaving a fitness class feeling like you just won a prize for Most Efficient Human on Planet Earth. You’re feeling energized, accomplished and clear, so you want to celebrate the hell out of that by wringing the weekend for every last ounce of opportunity and freedom. But first, you must eat. So, what will you eat?
Many people don’t realize that this should depend entirely on the form of workout in which you just engaged.
Knowing exactly which areas of the body need to be replenished is the best route to a healthy refuel. In non-fitness speak, that is: don’t sully good intentions with a healthy-sounding vegan banana nut muffin that is misleadingly packed with sugar. (Or at least not unintentionally because YOLO, carpe diem and so on and so cookie.)
If you want to squeeze the best results from your exercise, embrace this Cliff Notes guide to five key types of workouts, and what to eat for each: