Monday, May 11, 2009

Post workout nutrition – how much protein and carbohydrates?

Greg McMillan, M.S. shares his ideal post workout nutritional drink in the article ‘The Runner's Ultimate Nutritional Recovery Routine (RUNRR).’

McMillan drinks a slim-fast after exercise because the Optimum Recovery Ratio calls for ingesting one gram of protein for every four grams of carbohydrates. McMillan says that this balance of protein and carbohydrates results in the greatest stimulus of insulin and glycogen storage, yet doesn't negatively affect the digestive process.

I buy slimfast to use for my gym workouts, but opt for chocolate milk, a cheaper alternative, for my home-based workouts.

What do you eat or drink right after working out or running?

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How to replace expensive post-workout protein bars with real food

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