Hangry: The state of being so hungry that it literally becomes infuriating otherwise known as a hybrid of hungry and angry.
I don’t know about you, but for me, the post-workout hanger is real.
I’m talking stomach-growling, don’t-talk-to-me irritability.
Whether you feel like you could easily eat a family of five after your workout, or you’re just not that hungry (um, who are you?), its so important to refuel your body with a nutrient-dense snack or meal.
According to Precision Nutrition, by consuming certain nutrients after your workouts, you improve your body composition, performance, and overall recovery.
Right after you exercise, it’s vital to replenish glycogen, decrease protein breakdown, and increase protein synthesis, all of which can be accomplished through your nutrition choices.
Alright, enough science onto the yummy part. Here are five foods that should be sneaking their way onto your post-pilates plate.
They’re easy to make, absolutely delish, and they’re packed with protein.
Oh, and they’re one of the only foods out there that naturally contain vitamin D, so if you didn’t get any sun that day, be sure to whip up a nice tasty frittata.
Pair these bad boys with acomplex carbohydrate like whole grain toast for a seriously nourishing post-workout meal.
But don’t let me catch you taking out the yolks. Healthy fats are just as important for muscle recovery as protein and carbs.
There are good carbs and bad carbs out there. Fortunately, bananas are the good kind.
Bananas are my favorite because they really just do it all. From repairing your glycogen levels by being a fast-acting carb, to giving you a high dose of potassium, they’re basically a miracle fruit.
Pair one with some almond butter for a filling, sweet-and-salty snack.
According to, this fishy food has anti-inflammatory omega-3sthat play an important role in muscle repair.
You probably won’t be able to cook up a gourmet filet after every run, but if you have leftovers on hand, or you’re feeling like Rachael Ray, salmon is a great choice right after a solid sweat sesh.
Here’s a related video to inspire you more:
Jay Cutler: What To Eat Pre & Post Workout
Ready to hit the groceries now and buy the right foods for your post workout meals?
Need more information about post workout nutrition? Check this out: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/eat-after-workout