Friday, November 18, 2016

Post-Workout Fuel

You make time to exercise, you work hard and you want to fuel your body in a healthy way. Here are a few fat-blasting combos that supply the nutrients you need to refuel your muscles, plus they amplify your after-burn.

Oatmeal and Eggs
B vitamins help you convert the food you eat into energy, which stokes your metabolism. It's tough to get all your B's from one food, so pair these two power sources. Oatmeal topped with a fried egg will give you not only a wide range of B's but also a hit of muscle-making protein.

Turkey and Hummus
The resistant starch in chickpeas, combined with protein, may increase your ability to burn fat, according to a study in Nutrition Journal. Roll up sliced turkey and a few tablespoons of hummus in lettuce leaves for a snack or pair the two in a sandwich if you're working out before lunch. 

Nuts and Fruit
Thanks to their protein and fiber, nuts may actually boost your metabolism as well as help your body blast fat. Eat about an ounce of almonds - the amount that fits in a shot glass - and have them with a piece of fruit, like an apple or pear, for some carbs to replenish your glycogen. 

 

Stay Active, Keep Moving and 
Enjoy Your Food

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