What you eat after a workout is very important.
Especially during pregnancy.
The main reason it’s important is for ENERGY purposes and REFUELING, but also so you DON’T BURN MUSCLE… which defeats the purpose of working out.
When you workout, particularly RESISTANCE BASED WORKOUTS/WEIGHT TRAINING, you use carbs/sugar for fuel.
So you basically deplete that while exercising so it’s important to replenish right after so that you have energy and don’t get sick and also so that you don’t burn muscle.
Remember, the more muscle you have, the leaner, more toned you will be… and also the greater your ability to BURN FAT… so you can make your body better at NOT gaining the EXTRA WEIGHT during pregnancy by having lean muscle.
Muscle is like GOLD lol
If you don’t replenish properly you will burn muscle and muscle is what helps you be able to BURN MORE CALORIES as well as to look toned 🙂
You work too hard to build muscle to then go burn it because you didn’t refuel right.
So make sure to be prepared for the right POST-WORKOUT MEAL.
The Right Post-Workout Meal
What you need post-workout is a fast digesting protein which the best would be PROTEIN POWDER (mPower Protein Powder is formulated for Pregnancy) and EGG WHITES.
and a high glycemic (sugar) carb, like a fruit.
The absolute best post-workout meal is an MPOWER PROTEIN SMOOTHIE.
Luckily when you get mPower, you get 3 recipe guides that all have yummy smoothies.
Smoothies are so refreshing to have after a workout and also so easy and fast.
They are also really satisfying and filling so they should hold you over until the next meal WITHOUT any CRAVINGS.
When I was pregnant with both my kids there were NO protein powders that were “SAFE” for pregnancy.. let alone “CREATED” for it like mPower is.
Actually to date, there is barely any that are.
So when I was pregnant, my post-workout meal was always hard boiled egg whites and pineapple or strawberries or watermelon or berries.
It took a lot of work and was tedious but I did it.
I would hard boil 12-18 eggs a week and would just pack 4 up with me in a tupperware and take them with me to the gym. I would also pack the fruit.
It’s not the greatest thing to eat eggs after a workout lol but its a MUST to have a good post-workout.
So if you can’t have an mPower Protein Shake, this is your best bet.
One day, I made these pancakes, they are so good and so easy to make and they basically have the protein and fruit in them.
Sometimes those were easier to transport to the gym.
But you can do both.
You can also add mPower to the pancakes for extra protein and make them extra filling and hold you over to the next meal because my only issue with the pancakes is that they didn’t hold me over much, but with protein added, they can do the trick.
Timing of Post-Workout Meal
What is super important is when you have the post-workout meal and that should be IMMEDIATELY.
Immediately as in within 5 minutes of you finishing your workout.
That is why when I worked out at the gym, I always packed my post-workout meal.
In the video below, I talk about what not to eat and what to eat before and after workouts.
I so wished I had this option when I was pregnant.
But not having it is what got us to get together with a doctor to formulate mPower (which has been a game changer for thousands of pregnant women)
It is the best quality, with incredibly high bioavailability of the vitamins and minerals as well as no artificial flavors and sweeteners and very few ingredients. And because it is cold-pressed unlike most protein powders out there, it is also very easy on digestion so it doesn’t make you feel gassy or bloated or constipated.
mPower is not just a protein shake. We wanted it to be the PERFECT ALL-IN-ONE NUTRITION SUPPLEMENT FOR PREGNANCY, so we also added in a prenatal/multivitamin, All the B Vitamins, probiotics, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, FOLATE. So that you can feel safe and so good about adding it to your prego diet.
And also save money by not having to take so many pills.
What to ABSOLUTELY NOT eat before a workout (has to do w weight gain) and what NOT to eat "AFTER" Workout (has to do with FAT) and best options for both.Get MPower here👉 https://www.mmflabs.com/mpower
Posted by MMF Pregnancy Coach on Thursday, August 27, 2020
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