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Since I have been working out a lot more often, I find that my energy levels fluctuate from one workout to the next. What do you all do to make sure you have the energy for a long, vigorous workout?

Fri. Sep 7, 9:11am

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Eat a healthy snack within 30 minutes to an hour after working out. This replaces the glycogen stored in your liver which is where we get the energy to work at such a high capacity. If you don't replace it, you will feel sluggish, and slow during your next workout. Aim for a balance of carbs, protein and fat. Some examples: 8 oz chocolate milk (or soy milk), a low fat string cheese and a piece of fruit, 3 or 4 crackers and a tbsp of peanut butter, or some hummus and veggies.

It doesn't need to be a 400 calorie meal-just 150-250 calories is usually enough to refuel and it will prevent you from going overboard food-wise when you do sit down to your next meal!!

Friday, September 07, 2007, 1:07 PM

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