This is one of the most important things to be considering! After you complete your workout you have a window of 45 minutes- 1 hour to ingest both protein and carbs. Whey protein is best since it will be digested the quickest and get into your system fast. Don't forget about the carbs, they are equally important if not more so. The carbs will act like a transport device and help deliver nutrients into the muscles. Eating carbs after your workout will also help prevent your body from breaking down existing protein in the body.
Post workout ideas:
- Protein shake and banana
- Peanut butter sandwich or turkey sandwich on whole grain
- Sports drink+ protein mixed in