After a workout of any kind, you'll need a mix of carbohydrates to replenish your energy, as well as protein to aid in muscle repair and recovery, Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS, a registered dietitian and intuitive eating coach told Refinery29. If you eat within an hour of your workout, your body will be able to start these processes pronto. That might sound like a lot of information for your post-workout brain to handle, but you don't have to cook or even go to a fancy smoothie bar to get those nutrients.
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