Flat Belly Detox – PDF eBook download, by Josh Houghton. Post-workout nutrition has three main functions: replenish glycogen, decrease protein breakdown (of muscle tissue) and increase protein synthesis (repair of muscles). It is therefore essential to consume protein and carbohydrates after training.
Protein will help your muscles repair and carbohydrates will replace muscle glycogen lost during exercise, which in turn helps insulin transport nutrients to your cells. Do not eat the same number of calories whether they’re training or not. It may seem obvious, yet many people fail to recognize the relationship between calorie expenditure and energy needs. You should be eating more calories on the days you train than on the days you don’t to fuel your muscles.