Workouts feel amazing and get your endorphins flowing, so the post-workout period is blissful. But many exercises deplete your body of energy, so you need to refuel in order to keep your energy level steady all day long.
However, eating the wrong stuff after a workouts can undo all the goodtthings you just did for your body and put you right back into feeling tired. Following are the worst foods to avoid after a workout.
1. Low-Carb Meals
Despite popular opinions, carbs are not the enemy, especially after a workout. Our bodies actually need carbohydrates as a source of ready fuel, and exercises burn through your supply. Your post workout meal needs to replace the used carbs during exercise.
But not all carbs are the same. Highly processed sources of carbs, like anything made with the white flour (pasta, bread, crackers), spike your blood sugar levels and then rapidly burn away. A better choice for post–workout carbs is fruits.
Kiwi, strawberries, bananas, and blueberries are good sources of carbs because those carbs are delivered with enough fiber to modulate the rate at which the natural sugars can hit your bloodstream. This means sustained energy level throughout the day. Plus, fruits are also full of antioxidants and nutrients to keep your body strong.