Here’s a common exercise dilemma:
It’s a common exercise dilemma: You’re famished after your sweat session, but you don’t want to overdo it and negate all the calories you just burned. A good rule of thumb: Eat about half of what you burned during your workout, fitness expert Dean Anderson told Sparkpeople.com. (If you burn about 300 calories, have a 150-calorie snack). Make it a mix of complex carbs, protein, and some fat, which helps replenish energy stores and repair muscles. These tasty options do the trick.
Greek Yogurt, Orange, and Peppers
Oddly specific, sure, but fitness experts swear by this nutritious combo as a post-workout snack. Vitamin C-rich red peppers and oranges help prevent some of the exercise-induced oxidative stress to your muscles that occurs during intense workout sessions, according to the Nutrition Twins, Lyssie Lakatos, RD, and Tammy Lakatos Shames, RD, on Shape.com. The yogurt contains an energy-restoring mix of carbs and protein.