If you exercise in a fasted state, which is what I recommend, the morning coffee with 2 tablespoons raw organic heavy whipping cream gives one enough fat and energy for a kick-butt workout. Drink lots of water before and during the workout, with adds lemons and cucumbers. The body response to working out when well hydrated is better than when in lack. The lemon adds an alkaline response in the body which is a natural anti-inflammatory. That's great news when recovering after a workout.
If you are hungry after a workout, and the workout was intensive weight lifting, go for protein, like grass fed jerky bars made from beef, pastured turkey, or pastured pork. I like Sophia's jerky without sugar, and also look for new brands of bars made from meats and fished that are popping up daily! When the muscles recover and repair that's how they grow larger, so give it muscle meat to grow the muscle. Other sources of protein snacks I like are nonfat Greek plain yogurt. I mix in raw
nuts and seeds, and a little bit of chopped prunes. I choose nonfat variety because it has double the amount of protein per serving.
If one is having a long distance walking, hiking, or running workout, I suggest a healthy carbohydrate snack afterwards. Remember, vegetables are carbohydrates too! Have some carrot sticks with your lemon water, grab and apple, and if you feel hungrier than a snack add the raw nuts or nut butters to complete the fat and protein profile.
After a soft workout like yoga or after an intense hot yoga practice which is 90 minutes long in a room that's 105 degrees Fahrenheit minimum, I suggest water with electrolyte powder or pink Himalayan mineral salts for rebalancing the minerals and salts in the body.
I hope this helps.
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