Hands up if you get ‘hangry’ post-workout?
We’re talking about those intense cravings you get for carbs, fat and sugar. Good news – there’s a way to combat those munchies.
When it comes to that posts-workout snack attack you need to understand exactly what your body needs (FYI a slice of cake just won’t do). Usually you need to refuel with foods that repair muscle fibres and replenish glycogen levels. For best results, you should be eating a high-protein and carb snack 15-30 minutes after your workout. So, not sure what you should grab? Here are three hunger-busting snacks that will fill you up.
Oats is one of the most filling foods you can eat, say University of Sydney researchers. It’s a great source of protein and carbs but after a hectic workout you might need to up the ante. To boost your protein, mix a scoop of protein powder like Wazoogles Superfood into 40g porridge.
2. Spinach scramble
Eggs are a staple food, packing around six grams of protein each. To whip up a delicious post-workout scramble simply sauté onion, spinach and red pepper, then scramble in four whites and one yolk. Season to taste. A quick fritatta will also give you the protein punch your body needs to recover. Enjoy!
3. Cheese on cheese
Cheese is packed full of protein which makes it the perfect re-fuelling snack. So, what’s the best cheese to eat post-workout? One that’s low in ‘bad’ fat, of course. If you’re not keen on eating a plain ball of mozzarella try this: diced tomato into a 150g tub cottage cheese and top with a sprinkling (not a handful!) of Parmesan. It’ll give you the perfect fat to protein ratio.