One problem that women face when trying to burn fat and lose weight is that they don’t eat enough!  If you eat too little, you are working against what you are trying to accomplish…..


Your body will go into “starvation mode” because it thinks you are starving….if your basal metabolic rate is 1800 daily calories and you eat 1200 daily calories, your body will store fat (survival mode)…..a better daily calorie intake rate would be about 1500 calories on the days you don’t workout and about 1800 calories on the days that you do workout…….this way, you will maintain a daily caloric deficit (needed to lose weight) that is not too big.

Feed your muscles and they will grow… won’t get bulky!  The weight training (including bodyweight exercises) and interval cardio training will burn the fat.

So, don’t skip your post-workout meal. It is important to help your body recover from intense exercise (especially weight training). You don’t have to eat immediately after your workout (if you want to eat immediately after a workout, YOU DIDN’T WORKOUT VERY HARD)!   There is a 45 minute to 1 hour “window of opportunity” where replenishing your body’s fuel (carbs, protein, fats) will optimize your tissue’s repair and growth.   If you miss this “window of opportunity” it is gone forever.    A carb/protein shake will work well.

-Cathering Ebeling and Mike Geary are co-authors of the popular ebook, Fat-Burning Kitchen, which shows you how to totally revamp your kitchen to make your body a fat-burning machine!

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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Certified Nutrition Coach and Nutrition for Metabolic Health Specialist. Since 2006, I have helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle habit changes that helps you to achieve better long-term health, which includes body transformation and ideal body weight.
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2 thoughts on “Feed Your Muscles After Workouts

  1. All what is stated here is very true! When I workout with my trainer Roland Semprie, he always makes sure that I have a protein shake after my workout. Its also good to have a shake with fruit because it satisfies the sweet cravings you may have after a workout.

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