I was wondering if it's better to eat food (for example a chicken or tuna salad) after working out or drinking a protein shake. Which one is best for the body if somebody is trying to lose fat and why?
I sometimes eat after my training and sometimes just drink a shake if I'm in a hurry.
10-15-2010, 01:42 PM #1
Food or Protein Shake after workout???
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I bloat from lots of whole food but don't from shakes as much. Rather than have a distended gut even when lean I opt for more shakes and easier digestion.Live Hard, Laugh Hard, Love Hard and Heal Fast!
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If your preworkout meal is good in regards to containing protein+carbs+fats you can skip the post workout shake and just go home and eat a whole food meal.
If you want just have a protein shake post workout, take a shower then eat your next meal. Nothing to complicated.My powerlifting log: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=162316631
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Banana + One Scoop Whey immediately post workout.
Then I eat a whole meal about an hour to an hour and a half later.
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immediately after a workout i like to have a shake consisting of whey and either karbolyn from AAEFX or something high in sugars like a pop tart. i've been doing that for a few months now and an hour and half later i have a whole food meal. but i'd recommend a shake immediately after.NGA Natural bodybuilder
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I used to be only protein shake after..it was easier and much more convenient. I have gone to a meal on some days because i come straight home. i have noticed 0 difference.http://forms.aweber.com/form/85/1635053985.htm - Newsletter!
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I usually drink a whey/casein protein shake with creatine and extra amino acids within 30 minutes of my last set, I also enjoy two bananas with that to replenish some of the glycogen stores. After that I take a shower, go home, and have myself a nice big meal with around 60 g of simple and complex carbs, 40 g of lean protein, and I try to MINIMIZE fats because they slow digestion (not a good thing when you're trying to get all your nutrients in within a couple hours of your workout). Shoot for 500-650 kcals for the whole meal.
I think it's a good idea to stay away from processed carbs, even with the PWO shake. Even a small serving of fruit, along with some fast acting protein, should hold off muscle breakdown until you get back home and enjoy a complete PWO meal. Clean food sources are key in optimizing your body composition (i.e. muscle-gain-to-fat-gain ratio).
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I usually do a quick shake in water with protein and a fast digesting carb powder right after, and then eat a big meal an hour or two later. But if you have the option of eating whole foods immediately following your workout I would go with that over a shake.JAY ROBB PROTEIN
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I find the shake to be a bit more convenient, personally. But then I also eat real food soon after. Matter of preference really, but real food is better imo.◆Official True GRIT Rep◆
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