Hi there! My name is Danielle and I blog and run my nutrition coaching business over at http://danielleprestejohn.com. It is my goal as a weight loss specialist to empower the women I work with to eat right, stay active, and learn to love their bodies. One thing that was crucial in learning to do this for myself was CrossFit. CrossFit has taught be how to stay healthy, love my body for what it can do-and not how it looks, and to push myself beyond where I ever thought possible.
Today I want to talk to you about something that has become a fundamental part of my nutrition, my post workout meals. Refueling after a workout is key in order for your body to recover and repair properly. Some general rules of thumb I consider when choosing a post workout meal are, consuming a good balance of protein and carbohydrates, limiting fats, and aiming to consume something within 15-40 minutes of completing my workouts. I also make sure to consume fish oil daily to lower inflammation and aid in recovery. Now that you know my guidelines for a healthy post workout meal, I want to share some of my favorite options with you:
1. Whey protein and water. Simple and effective. This is literally what I have every day after a WOD in my car on my ride home from the gym. Whey protein is the best protein to use because it is quickly absorbed in your body. A liquid works best as well to speed up digestion. Look for a protein brand that is limited in added ingredients. I love Stronger, Faster, Healthier whey protein (I use their fish oil too!).
So there you have it! My favorite post workout meals. Looking for a little extra nutritional guidance? Sign up for my newsletter to get all my latest updates. Now you tell me…
What’s your favorite post workout meal?