A recent Skinny & The City newsletter discussed what to eat after going to the gym. It made a good point: you don’t want to undo all that hard work by eating the wrong things after going to the gym. We of course all know this (in theory), but don’t always adhere to best practices. Or maybe its just me? Before moving in with my boyfriend I went to the gym in the morning 3-4 times/week. Now because of where we live, even though we technically live closer to the gym, it’s easier for me to go after work instead of at 6am. Aaaand now I go twice a week. In a good week. This means if I go at night, I’m not snacking after the gym, I’m eating dinner.
I think I’m lucky in not being someone who’s really hungry after I go to the gym. Maybe it’s all the water I drink. By the time I get home I often don’t want to eat a big meal. Good to know tip: It’s been said moderate exercise can help suppress one’s appetite.
My favorite after-gym (or weekend breakfast) meal is a fruit & yogurt parfait. After trying a few different varieties of yogurt, fruit & granola, I like to think I have this down to a science. A delicious science.
You need to try this, it’s easy. Here’s how you do it:
1. Fresh fruit. I prefer strawberries & blueberries. I use 1/3 cup (roughly) of strawberries & 1/4 cup (roughly) of blueberries.
Calories in the strawberries: 15
Calories in blueberries: 20 Continue reading