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What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:23 pm
by mamatracy1
I am new to Veg/Strength training. I have lifted before, but that was years ago and I was a meat eater then. I am now veg and am not sure what to eat after a workout. I don't want to have to buy protein powders (I like to know what i am eating/drinking) so any other suggestions would be great.
I usually workout after taking my kids to school (about 9am) so I have already had breakfast, usually a smoothie or oatmeal, at about 7am.

Thanks :)

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:45 pm
by mrbear666
cant go wrong with another smoothie really, soya milk, bananas and some peanut butter......something like that.....or just a smoothie but with more fruit.

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:28 pm
by maybenot
The most important thing of all is to have a good diet throughout the day, don`t focus on pre/post workout , focus on your diet =)

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:35 pm
by mrbear666
maybenot wrote:The most important thing of all is to have a good diet throughout the day, don`t focus on pre/post workout , focus on your diet =)


it is important to have some thing post workout though, if muscle building/recovery is the goal. your body needs to replace what has been lost in the workout, e.g glycogen....... so it cant then begin to recover ready for the next workout.

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:40 pm
by vegan_rossco
+1 mike! Its a good idea to have something carby (sugary) with a bit a protein so that your body can anobolise, I tend to have protein power in fruit juice and then a big meal within the next hour or two after training, something simple like beans on toast would be sufficient ahha an example of a recent post workout meal of mine was, brown rice with mixed veggies and 500Ml of fruit juice and a scoop or two of soya protein powder! Hope this helps

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:43 pm
by mrbear666
vegan_rossco wrote:+1 mike! Its a good idea to have something carby (sugary) with a bit a protein so they you can anobolise, I tend to have protein power in fruit juice and then a big meal within the next hour or two after training, something simple like beans on toast would be sufficient ahha an example of a recent post workout meal of mine was, brown rice with mixed veggies and 500Ml of fruit juice and a scoop or two of soya protein powder! Hope this helps



protein powder n juice then a big meal an hour or so later is definately a good way to go! haha were talking beans again!

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:45 pm
by vegan_rossco
I CANT HELP IT!! IM BAKED BEAN OBSESSED!!

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:54 pm
by mrbear666
:lachmal:

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:14 pm
by maybenot
mrbear666 wrote:
maybenot wrote:The most important thing of all is to have a good diet throughout the day, don`t focus on pre/post workout , focus on your diet =)


it is important to have some thing post workout though, if muscle building/recovery is the goal. your body needs to replace what has been lost in the workout, e.g glycogen....... so it cant then begin to recover ready for the next workout.


I strongly agree, but a good post workout without a good diet is almost equal to nothing. What I meant by my post was to do first things first =)

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:20 pm
by vegan_rossco
I totally agree with you there mate, suppose I just miss read your post the first time :)

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:54 am
by mamatracy1
Thanks for the tips guys :) I enjoy being veg and don't miss meat at all, but I still have lots to learn. Thanks again.

Re: What to eat after a workout?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:35 am
by captfit
you can use what i do for post workout ,
Blend all these together
500ml Soy Milk + 30 gms Oats + 2 tbsp Peanut Butter + 2 Medium Bananas = Over 800 Calories , 100gms CARBS , 30+ gms Protein ( Add a Scoop of Protein Powder to really up the ante on prtoein )