This tip is going to be short and to the point today. For all you inner kiddies out there you are going to love this. Eating after your workout is just as important as eating before your workout, because it helps your muscles repair and your metabolism stay revved throughout the day. Without proper nutrients after a workout your body will end up replacing the energy in your muscles that you burned during the workout by breaking down your muscle and stealing protein from them. And because your metabolism needs to slow down to compensate for the lack of fuel your weight loss efforts will be tossed out the window. Pretty counterproductive, huh. You’ll also feel pretty sluggish the rest of the day. So, within 15-60 minutes of a workout you want to make sure that you’re refueling your body with the right thing, which should consist of a carb and protein. And you know what the best thing is???? Chocolate milk!
Not only does it have good for you carbs and protein, but it has Vitamin D, calcium, and potassium. If you’re watching your weight though, just make sure it’s the low-fat kind. Try Horizon Organic Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk after your next workout and let me know how it goes! They come in individual drink boxes, so you can be sure that you won’t have more than your fill, plus they’re shelf stable, so they wont go to waste! Now you’ll be working out just so you can have your chocolate fix!