Post-Workout Snacks

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Seeing as how food makes up 80% of losing weight and being healthy, I thought it appropriate to do another food post! This time regarding the post-workout snacks I’ve been eating so far now that I’ve hit the 10 “real pounds” weight loss point.

Post-workout snack vary due to what time of the day you work out, how intense the workout was, and of course, calories.

I typically do a hard cardio workout (Insanity currently) between 9am and 11am for about 45 minutes and burn between 500-600 calories, so because it’s before lunch, I usually make it a little carb heavy to help me recover, and I also try and keep the calories down.

As per the pictures above, this is what I usually eat and mix it up often:

WHOLE WHEAT PITA & HUMMUS
1 thin-style whole wheat pita cut into 6 wedges (130 cals)
2 tbsp of Tribe Zesty Lemon hummus (50 cals)
= 180 calories

PB/BANANA/CHOCO SHAKE
1 cup of Blue Diamond vanilla almond milk (40 cals)
1 medium banana (110 cals)
1 tbsp of natural peanut butter (90 cals)
3/4 tbsp of dark quality cocoa (15 cals)
6 ice cubes
= 255 calories

CHOCOLATE PB OATMEAL
1 packet of Quaker Quick Oats (120 cals)
1 tbsp of dark quality cocoa (20 cals)
1 tbsp of natural peanut butter (90 calories)
= 230 calories

MANGO BANANA SHAKE
1 cup of Blue Diamond vanilla almond milk (40 cals)
1 medium banana (110 cals)
14 pieces of O Organics frozen mango (70 cals)
6 ice cubes
= 220 calories

STRAWBERRY BANANA SURPRISE
1 medium banana sliced (110 cals)
1 cup of halved strawberries (49 cals)
1/4 cup of Oikos full fat vanilla greek yogurt (57 cals)
= 216 calories

SPROUTED GRAIN TOAST & ALMOND BUTTER
1 slice of Squirrely or Mack’s Flax sprouted grain bread (110 cals)
1 tbsp of natural almond butter (100 cals)
= 210 calories

I choose to make my PWS to be around 200ish calories because that’s what works for me when I do Insanity or even my own circuit just because I will end up being ridiculously hungry an hour later anyways. If you are only burning say 300 calories during a workout, I would try to keep your post-workout quite small…around 100-150 calories if you can. A banana, apple, or small yogurt. These are different snacks than I would generally have if I have to work out in the afternoon…sometimes I try to postpone working out till right before lunch, but if I get it done at 930-10am, then these surely keep me quite satisfied until then 🙂

Happy Friday!

S.

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