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Can anyone recommend a good post-workout snack that works for weight loss?

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alezas Tue 31-Jan-17 15:03:58

I exercise in the evenings, after my evening meal. By the time I've finished and showered it's usually about 9pm so don't fancy much and nothing meaty. Any ideas?

FatCatFaces Tue 31-Jan-17 15:17:06

Fruit? Cereal? Piece of toast? Hot chocolate/cocoa?

Weight loss wise you just need to make sure it's within your calorie allowance - doesn't really matter what you eat and when. I'm having custard after tonight's run blush

Doje Tue 31-Jan-17 15:19:44

Do you need to have anything? I always feel ok smug if I brush my teeth straight after a run. It normally takes any craving away.

Otherwise yes to pp, banana, toast, fruit and yogurt.

superking Tue 31-Jan-17 15:19:56

I don't exercise in the evenings, but I sometimes have a bounce ball for my post workout snack. They're quite satisfying for their size and lots of protein in them.

alezas Tue 31-Jan-17 18:55:37

Yeah I was thinking for the protein. Aren't we supposed to eat something containing protein within an hour or so after exercise? Or is that a myth?

alezas Tue 31-Jan-17 18:56:15

I'll have a look at bounceballs thanks superking

VanellopeVonSchweetz99 Tue 31-Jan-17 18:56:25

Some almonds!

yeOldeTrout Tue 31-Jan-17 19:19:54

glass of non-fat milk

StealingYourWiFi Tue 31-Jan-17 19:27:35

I'd just have a protein shake that late personally.

mugglebumthesecond Tue 31-Jan-17 19:33:25

I have a milky hot chic and digestive!smile

parklives Tue 31-Jan-17 19:35:50

Do you have to eat?
I would shower, have a cup of decaf tea then hit the sheets!

alezas Wed 01-Feb-17 11:44:55

Hot chocolate and digestive! 😍

dinkystinky Wed 01-Feb-17 11:49:56

handful of almonds and half a banana

slices of apple and a tablespoon of peanut butter

wholemeal toast with peanut butter

greek yoghurt and fruit

cracker and cottage cheese

OliviaBenson Wed 01-Feb-17 11:55:09

I don't think you need anything op. You could end up undoing all your hard work if you eat. Are you hungry?

Olswitcharoo Wed 01-Feb-17 11:57:44

You should eat something with protein to repair your muscles. The list Dinky posted is a good one, I normally have a rice cracker with peanut butter, or some sliced cooked chicken.

RJnomore1 Wed 01-Feb-17 11:59:03

Oat cakes and cottage cheese
Protein shake
Celery and peanut butter
Chicken breast

RJnomore1 Wed 01-Feb-17 11:59:54

Or an Arla protein yoghurt actually, they're rather nice.

MrsStinkey Wed 01-Feb-17 12:05:49

Banana or a protein shake would be your best bet if you have to eat but I'd try not to if you can.

PickleSarnie Sat 04-Feb-17 17:00:40

Bounce balls are lush. Expensive though. Naked bars are good and cheaper.

Penguinhugs Sat 04-Feb-17 21:49:57

The protein thing isn't a myth, ideally you should have some sort of whey protein or protein that is quickly absorbed within 20 minutes after exercise, and a meal within 2 hours especially if weight training. If you're doing cardio, a protein shake would do it. If weight training, ideally a meal too, or blend up your protein with some oats and banana to replenish your stores smile

Skala123 Sat 04-Feb-17 22:02:13

What dinky said. Don't go for a protein shake, they are mostly unnecessary and processed. Good clean protein like dairy, nuts etc. if you don't fancy food then a good old glass of milk is fine

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