If you are a fitness freak, then you must be following a healthy diet and a great workout. Apart from this, you must also be knowing that what you need to take and what you need to avoid post and pre-workout. You might be given too much of Gyan by your personal trainers and nutritionist. Right no? Now, you know what exactly happens to your body when you do a workout. You deplete your body of energy by doing exercise or a heavy workout.
Below-given are some of the types of food that are generally recommended not to eat after doing a workout
1. Spicy foods
You are not advised to consume any food which is spicy like hot sauces, or anything with salsa or sriracha. This is because they are hard to digest as after doing a workout your body is in the state of repair. Your body needs something which is easy to digest.
2. Fatty foods
Fatty and processed foods are love and you know that. Fatty foods like oils, seeds, anything fried like fritters, French fries or something else and even nuts are not allowed to consume after your workout. It is because fatty foods slow out your digestion process and make your stomach feel upset.
Don’t tell me that, please. Are we saying that you can’t have chocolates after your workout? Yes, exactly. I mean you can have but at least not immediately after your workout.
4. Energy Bars
What you can’t even have energy bars after your workout? Is that even true? Yes, absolutely. They look like giving you energy, but in reality, they are not. Energy bars nowadays contain lots of sugar and nor more-nutritionally sound. This is why you can’t have them after your workout.
5. High Fibre Foods
Also, try to avoid high fibre foods like flax seeds or salads. This is because having them will cause cramping and bloating in your stomach leaving you uncomfortable.
6. Sugary drinks
Sugary drinks like juices, fruit punches should be avoided because they contain high levels of fructose and it makes your digestion slow. Apart from this, it also reduces the fat-burning effects of a high-intensity workout.
You know your buddies well and how do they try to spin you on weekends to booze along? But you should not do that as drinking alcohol after your workout will dehydrate your body and also reduces protein synthesis in your body which empties calories from your body.
8. Fried eggs
Eggs are one of the wonderful ways to get protein after your workout, they are fine if you eat them raw or hard-boiled. You should not have eggs with sunny-side up.
So, these were the few things that you should not consume right after your workout if you do not want to put your efforts in vain.
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