Post workout diet - What not to eat after exercising

Follow a post-workout diet and avoid these foods for a better healthy lifestyle. Everyone is joining the gym these days. For better efficacy of workouts, follow these foods which can help you.

Eating the wrong food after exercise can put all your hard work in vain. After exercising, what should be eaten must be taken care of. So do not consume these things after exercise.

Fast Foods

After exercising in the gym, some people eat anything thinking that it will build their muscles, while this is not the case at all. The body needs the most protein after the gym to build muscles. Do not consume fast foods and oily foods after the gym, they contain very little nutrients.

Heavy Meals

Immediately after exercising in the gym, heavy food like lentils, rice, vegetable roti, oily food, butter chicken, etc. should also be avoided.


Some people take the help of tea and coffee to eliminate body fatigue after the gym, which is not right. After the gym, you can eat fruit or drink fruit juice instead of tea and coffee to increase energy in the body. You can also take a carbohydrate-rich diet.

Packaged Food

Some people consume packs thinking that they will nourish their body and make their muscles. While it is not so, flavor and sugar are used in most packaged juices, which do not get any benefit to the body, on the contrary, they increase the risk of increasing fat in the body. Therefore, packed juice should not be consumed after exercise.

Frequently asked questions

Can I eat bananas after the gym? Bananas are a good source of carbohydrates that work to increase energy in the body. The body also needs energy after exercise, so you can eat bananas after exercise. Also, you can eat bananas before exercise.

How much protein does the body require after exercising? After exercise, how much protein should be taken by the body after 20 to 25 grams of protein, depends on what kind of workout you do. If you do heavy workouts then your body will need 20-25 grams of protein. You can take 15-18 grams in a normal workout.

How long after gym should I have a meal? You can have food 1-2 hours after taking a post-workout meal. Keep in mind that you do not have to eat very heavy food.

Can I drink milk after the gym? Yes, you can drink low-fat milk after the gym. Protein is also found in good quantity in milk but it takes some time to digest it, keep this in mind too.

What should I eat after a workout in the morning? After morning workout you can take egg, banana, oats, peanut butter with brown bread, fruit juice.

What should I eat after a workout in the evening? After the workout in the evening, you can take things like egg, cheese, chicken breast, fish, banana, peanut butter with brown bread.

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