Updated: May 5, 2021
As you may know, I started my nutrition journey as a sports dietitian. My days were full of smoothie making, food ordering, and counseling professional and collegiate athletes. I did this for 5 years before deciding to go the nutrition coach route. Since then, I’ve learned how to take my sports nutrition knowledge and repackage it for people like you (and me!) to use in a way that works for us.
The nutrition tip of the week is about getting toned, which is something so many of us want to do:
Eat at least 10g of protein within 30 minutes after a workout.
If you think that eating protein after a workout is going to make you bulk up, think again! Building lots muscle (body builder style) requires a specific type of lifting paired with a high calorie, high protein diet. Ask anyone who's been in a physique show; those muscle don’t happen without a lot of hard work!
By eating a protein snack right after your workout, you’re helping your body recover and build up a little muscle (aka tone). You’ll feel better and see the results you want faster.
Another reason to want to tone up? Having more muscle burns more calories and can help you lose fat!
Here are some examples of 10+ gram protein snacks:
Smoothie made with yogurt or protein powder
2 hard boiled eggs
1/3 cup dried edamame (try it sometime; you’ll either love it or you’ll hate it)
Do you want more specifics on what you need to reach your goals? Sign up for a free 30 minute nutrition session here!