Since it’s come up, here’s some basic articles about post-workout nutrition. I usually use 2:1 carbs:protein as my guide. If I’m feeling a little sluggish during my workout, I might add the water to my shake powder and start sipping right away. Otherwise, I wait until I’m done lifting. However, my current caloric intake dictates what I can have, so I’m not always having the optimal post-workout shake because I simply don’t have the calories available. I use Ultra Fuel and unflavored Whey. Whey is definitely best for post-WO nutrition as it’s a fast-digesting protein.
Instead of using Ultra Fuel, you could also use pure dextrose, which I’ve been told you can get at a place that sells homebrewing supplies. Does this mean if you lift weights, you MUST consume carbs after exercise? Of course not. One can generally lose fat just fine without adding carbs to their workout. Newbies to weight training can even lose fat and gain muscle at the same time, the lucky. However, at one point gains will drop off, and if one is interested in increasing muscle mass and assisting recovery, the most optimal way is simple carbs + protein.
After gaining a place in the Hall of Fame of the annual Clean and Green contest nationwide, Baguio is seeking the same place in the annual contest in nutrition. This was learned from Dr. Florence Reyes, city health officer who said that the city is now prepared for the annual visit and program assessment of the national nutrition council. Reyes said the nutrition evaluation team will be presented with the prepared documentary of Baguio’s nutrition program, random interview and survey of nutrition program beneficiaries and other scheduled activities. “In the event that we can be a hall of famer in the regional level, we will again aspire to the higher level of the annual award. We do this not only for the honor and prestige of Baguio but to deliver our best social services to our countrymen”, said Reyes.