Fitness Tip of the Day: Eat When Your Metabolism is Primed

The 45 minute window to refuel when it counts.

“You may already know how important it is to eat complex carbohydrates (such as oats, veggies, and fruits) before a workout to keep up your strength and endurance, but don’t neglect your post-exercise nutrition as well. Once complete a workout, it’s important to feed your body protein and carbohydrates for a good recovery. Since your metabolism is only at its peak for 30-45 minutes after you finish exercising, plan to pack in these nutrients immediately afterward. The best thing to drink is a meal replacement shake with a sufficient amount of nutrients to feed your broken down muscle tissue.”

—Rob Gibson is a health, wellness and fitness experts who has been training athletes since 2004. He worked as a fitness ambassador during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and is currently the fitness director at UFC Gym, which offers specialized training as an extension of the Ultimate Fighting Championship brand.

As reported by Bethany Marzewski.