Thursday, May 09, 2013 • Mesquite, TX 75150

 I often to get the question ' what do I eat after a weight workout?' Or 'when do I eat after a weight workout?'

The optimal time to eat is 30 min after a training. Your muscles have a negative protein balance after you finish your training. If you leave it any longer than 1 hour after a weight workout to eat you will start to lose muscle and lose all the benefits you worked so hard on.. Thus holds true even if your goal is to lose weight or gain muscle.

What do I eat after a workout depends on your goals. If your goal is to build or maintain lean mass then a protein shake with some quick acting carbohydrates is your best bet. A ratio of 3:1 carbs to protein ratio is best. If it's your goal to lose weight then you want the protein with a slow acting carb like a banana/apple. Keep quick acting carbs to a minimum when trying to lose weight.

Take this advice and act on it!