Y’all know I’m a “GLADiator” i.e. I do my GLAD “Lean Gains” diet for most of the year to pack on muscle without adding body fat (Glycemic Load Anabolic Diet).
I was asked recently what I eat as a post-workout meal. So today I’ll tell you about my standard “go to” meal after an intense THT workout.
By the way, this is the meal that comes AFTER your post-workout shake. This does not replace your post-workout shake, it comes after that:
- Shake immediately after (update: I now drink this during my workouts – read this)
- This meal any time within 3 hours of finishing the workout.
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For me, I keep it simple. I can meet all my post-workout needs pretty easily.
My Post-Workout Meal
This is what I like to have a lot of days:
(1) Few scoops of frozen veg (consisting of broccoli, carrots, peas, cauliflower)
(3) Butter (real natural butter, NOT margarine)
(4) Chicken (or any meat basically)
Remember that most meats are roughly 1/4 protein by weight. So to get 30g protein, you’d need about 120g chicken.Most meats & fish are 1/4 protein by weight. So to get 30g protein, you'd need about 120g chicken Click To Tweet
I absolutely LOVE couscous with butter melted into it! One of my favorites.
By the way, this is FAST food. It takes me 5 minutes maximum to whip this up.
So if you want something nutritious, fast and easy, try this out after your next workout.
I said above that I typically have this meal within 3 hours of finishing my workout and having my post-workout shake. For your information, I take 40g protein in the form of whey at this time.A good rule of thumb for post-workout whey protein is 40g to kickstart recovery & growth Click To Tweet
For my formula of how much protein you should take in your post (or intra) workout shake, see this article. But a good rule of thumb for everyone is ~40g.
MY RECOMMENDED WHEY & CREATINE
For my recommended sources of high-quality whey proteins, read this…
And I recommend this Creatine:
- In America, get this quality, cheap creatine here.
- And in UK/Europe, you can get a fantastic (and cheap) creatine here.
NOTE: It makes no difference if you’re cutting or bulking. This is all the protein your body needs and can use in this period. No extra (or no less) is needed.
I hope this helps. And if you have any more suggestions, or even questions about your training, get in touch with me below. I’m always happy to help.
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And if you have any other ideas for post-workout meals, please share them with me below 😀Click here to see what you should eat as a post-workout meal to fuel muscle growth Click To Tweet
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