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And intensive calorie burning during exercise can do wonders for your physique, but this does not give you the right to go to the nearest McDonalds, at the end of workout. If you are serious about building muscle or losing fat, and need to seriously approach the issue of food intake following exercise.

After a grueling workout, the body sends a signal to the brain about the need for food, a feeling of hunger. In striving to meet this need, many choose the wrong foods. Apart from the fact that the consumption of these

products negatively affects health, it will negate the entire fitness training progress, serious efforts would be in vain.

To get the maximum benefit from the workout, it is very important to saturate yourself in calories and nutrients with the right combination of proteins and carbohydrates. On the other hand, it is also important to limit the calories that come with an unhealthy diet full of fats and sugar. Try not to eat these types of foods, and you will find a good chance to quickly achieve your sporting goals.

Raw vegetables

This may seem surprising, but raw vegetables are not suitable as power after training. It is a great product with low fat content, but they have very few calories and not enough to rejuvenate and maintain a healthy metabolic rate. Plus these foods do not have enough protein and post-workout protein are indispensable and necessary.

Foods with high fat content, Fast Food

Fries, burgers, pizza and hot dogs and of course can excite and satisfy your appetite after a hard workout, but they will destroy all the progress you have achieved during your workout. Fat slows down digestion, which is the complete opposite of what you need after a workout.

Salty snacks

Salty snacks such as chips and crackers can lead to lowered levels of potassium, which is important for the recovery phase. For the body and cellular functions, potassium is more important mineral substance than sodium. Your body loses electrolytes during exercise, not recommended to continue this process, consuming salty foods. In this case it is better to eat a banana, it is rich in potassium.

Sweet water and fruit drinks

Yes, you want to drink, but not in any way do not replenish fluid loss sweetened beverages, even if it’s a sports drink or juice. Sugary drinks after intense exercise is prohibited for everyone who wants to lose weight, because of its ability to slow down the metabolism. As for sports drinks, eat them only when you sweat profusely, with the aim to restore the balance lost electrolytes. But to quench your thirst drink plain water.

Milk chocolate, donuts and cakes

High in sugar and calories, milk chocolate and other sweets don’t offer you almost anything you need after a workout. Negative impact on your athletic performance is much more than a brief burst of energy caused by a chocolate bar or cake. Dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) has a useful antioxidants that fight free radicals and act as anti-inflammatory drugs, which can help you recover after a workout. Only consume it in moderation.