Best Post Meal Workout

Not sure if it's better to have:  


1. smoothie with something along the lines of:


Protein powder (I can't do whey so I use Amy Myer's  Paleo Protein powder) - about 19 grams 

1/2 cup coconut milk

1- 2 TBS walnut Butter

1/2 cup frozen berries

handful parsesly, kale, etc





2. a salad with protein sources and veges


Also, is it a problem if I waited an hour or so to eat after my workout? Not interested in bulking up, just want to preserve muscle mass




  • From being part of the bodybuilding community for years (and in general, always researching about this sort of thing), the wisdom has been that after a workout your body wants nutrients quickly, and a liquid meal could best accomplish this. I have also heard that the best window is within 45 minutes after. This all points to the shake.

  • Jason - Why so little fat? That's very hard to do!

  • Jason, how long do you wait post work out to consume the meal?
  • I recently read that eating right after a workout can suppress GH. Was told that It's best to wait at least an hour  or two to eat.


    What do you know about that? 

  • To be honest stopping low carb may have the biggest effect on ruining not only your performance and muscle gain but also your biomarkers (blood lipid and inflammation markers) and your overall health in general.

    Okay, maybe that's dramatic, but certainly there is enough new research to show this could be the case. And further, irrespective of any research it's most importantly a case of what works best for you as an individual. Don't let anyone tell you that low carb won't work for you as you need to assess that on your own. It's worked immensely well for me and I can't imagine ever giving it up.

  • For the past 3 - 4 years, my PWO meal has been:

    Version 1:
    12oz raw, grass fed milk
    1/2c greek yogurt
    1 scoop whey protein

    Version 2:
    12oz raw, grass fed milk
    1c kefir
    1 scoop whey protein

    Version 3:
    1.5c Greek yogurt
    1 c kefir
    2-3 oz water
    2tbs almond butter

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