Despite a disagreement or two here or there, Greatist does it again:
“Chocolate milk has been found to be one of the best post-workout options.” Whodathunkit.
1) This is great! Thanks for reposting this! 2) What points do you disagree with? 3) I don’t drink milk, but do you think chocolate almond milk would be as a good post workout option as chocolate milk?
Almond milk wouldn’t be the same because it has different protein and fat levels.
I don’t do protein shakes and, believe it or not, I don’t really love this push for chocolate milk as a post-workout drink. I don’t know where it’s coming from, but it creeps me out a bit.
I’ve seen this a bunch lately, mostly re: post run recovery. Here’s a link with a little more explanation to the theory:
The article references post recovery drinks that “jazzed-up sport drinks,” which I detest. I would prefer chocolate milk to those science experiments. However, as I am vegan and don’t like the idea of downing a bunch of simple sugar after a workout, I get me carb-protien fix via natural peanut butter on wheat bread.
chocolate milk as a post workout drink seems a little too good to be true
Awesome info, Erika! You really make it easier for newbies like me who have no idea what we are doing. Thanks a bunch!
when I joined my gym the personal trainer recommended I eat an hour before I work out, this seems to be in line with this infographic advice
Nestles quick…no, but milk with some no sugar added chocolate would work, unfortunately they don’t point out that people should be careful not to choose a high sugar drink
I eat after my morning workout…but sometimes Ill work out late night..like 9pm, then goo to bed about an hour later. I wonder if I should still eat something. That seems dangerous for my metabolism.
Why would it be “dangerous?”
Great info! This supports the info I get from a trainer at my local Y! Thanks!
I usually don’t eat prior to workouts. I’ve tried eating 30-60 min before, but I tend to get the “yucks” mid-workout if I do- especially in the a.m. Is this common? Is my body trying to tell me its “well fueled?”
It’s not just “eating,” it’s “what you eat” that can give you the “yucks.” You might just be eating enough at dinner time to help fuel you through. I don’t have enough information to offer an educated guess. Just know that if you ever need to up the output in your workouts, this may need readjusting.
This is great. I just started my strength training journey last week. I would probably disgree with the white bread, white rice, and packaged snacks but I’m no expert. Like i said, I just started. This is very informative though. You are an inspiration Erika.
What do you do if you workout first thing in the morning?
I started C25k program but given my schedule in school, the best time for me to do this with my dog (who needs more exercise anyway) is first thing at 6am. When I finish the program & his walk, I am starving yet if I eat before a run, I feel it in my stomach. But I really don’t want to wake up at 5 or 5:30am.
The dinner meal becomes downright essential to your success. You’ll also have to be mindful of what kinds of carbs you’re choosing prior to your morning run. Something lighter – like fruit or a banana – as opposed to something heavier – like oatmeal – will need to happen as SOON as you wake up to prepare for your run.
I mean, you have to find out what works best for you. Can you skimp on your pre/post-workout nutrition? Yeah, but you’ll ABSOLUTELY feel it later in the day, IMO.
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