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Did you know that the food you eat after your training session is just as significant as your training session itself? To help you make your next post-training food choice, we’ve put together a list of food choices to avoid eating after your training sessions, and what you can replace them with.
Sugary energy bars/drinks
Though energy bars and drinks may seem a suitable pre-training snack, they’re not a suitable post-training snack as they’re very calorific and can slow down your metabolism. So make sure you keep these for before your training session. Instead, try something with more natural sugars, such as a banana or a granola bar – and always opt for water.
Fast food/foods high in fat
It’s tempting to grab something quick on your way home after training, since you’ve burnt a lot of calories. However this could potentially be dangerous as it can actually raise your cholesterol levels and put you at a higher risk of heart disease. Instead, opt for a tuna sandwich on wholegrain bread. You’re exercising healthily so why not improve your diet too.
Foods high in salt
It’s recommended that you avoid food high in salt, such as crisps. This is because excess salt causes high blood pressure, of which puts strain on your kidneys and could eventually lead to kidney disease. Also, excess salt makes your body hold onto more water and cause bloating. If you’re feeling a bit peckish, try rice crackers or berries.
Despite the health benefits of raw vegetables like celery or carrot sticks, these aren’t ideal to eat straight after training! Yes, you should generally eat a lot of vegetables, but since they aren’t very calorific, they can’t restore your energy levels right after your training session. Instead, try hummus with whole-grain pita bread or Greek yoghurt and nuts.
Low quality carbohydrates like pastries carry a lot of fat and can clog your arteries, which can eventually lead to a blood clot. Whole-wheat varieties are a better alternative.
Please seek medical advice before starting any kind of intensive training or exercise plan.
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