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    post workout eating?

    I workout about 5 times a week, sometimes twice a day. What are good foods/snacks to eat before and after a good workout?

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    For pre-workout you can try a whey protein shake or maybe a slice of bread with PB. Keep it simple if it's within 30-45 mins of exercise.

    For cardio days, I like to get in some simple carbs and B vitamins to help keep me going. Gatorade makes a decent product called Prime 01. Similar to gel pacs if you've used those. Bit more like a juice shot.

    Post workout I use protein shake mixed with creatine and waxy maize (ON Glyco-Maize). The maize and creatine have been a big help for me with recovery.

    I snack on raw almonds, unsalted peanuts, rice cakes throughout the day.
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    What do people think of chocolate as a post-workout food? I've read a number of articles recently advocating it as a high energy recovery fuel. I'm dubious myself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptikaNET View Post
    What do people think of chocolate as a post-workout food? I've read a number of articles recently advocating it as a high energy recovery fuel. I'm dubious myself...

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    Well given that it's packed with simple carbs, I'm sure it would help. Chocolate milk is actually a better way to go.

    That said, I eat dark chocolate every night. Not an entire bar. A couple squares of Lindt 86% is plenty for me.
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    Dark chocolate is suposed to be good for ya, can't remember why

    Pork scratchings if you have them in USA full of protein and good fats
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwright View Post
    Dark chocolate is suposed to be good for ya, can't remember why

    Pork scratchings if you have them in USA full of protein and good fats
    Antioxidants in dark chocolate. Plus its lower in calories than milk chocolate.

    We have pork rinds which seem similar. Can't say that they are good for ya though. Pretty salty.
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    More than that, chocolate contains stimulants which help with tiredness (including a caffeine-analogue, which is why it's dangerous to give to dogs), and I seem to recall some studies suggesting there were hormonal precursors in chocolate which can help boost levels of anabolic hormones, but I don't know any detail about that.

    On the other hand, Chocolate is essentially a solid sol, a suspension of cocoa solids in cocoa-butter, and cocoa-butter is fat!!! And if it's milk-chocolate then it also contains animal fats and cholesterol!!! Not to mention large amounts of refined sugars causing insulin spiking and promoting diabetes!!! (I've never really understood the science behind Insulin as an anabolic hormone - does its beneficial effects in body-building outweigh the damage caused to the over-stressed pancreas Never seen an article clearly addressing this position).

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    Or you could just keep it simple and say "eating chocolate makes me happy".
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    That too!!! Damned stuff is addictive though...

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    High in antioxidants

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