I am undergoing with weight training and cardiovascular exercises these days majorly for reducing belly fat and for strengthening muscles as well . After workout i feel hungry so i immediately takes my dinner (not so heavy). Is that right to take dinner just after workout?

  • You should eat quite soon after training, but what to eat is important--the answer sums it up (although some will say 2:1) and IMO faster-digesting proteins would be preferred, although a mix is likely fine. Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 23:55
  • Thanks Dave Newton for putting your comment over here. I got lot of information from the article "Recovery Nutrition for Athletes"linked by Sancho. Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 4:51

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Yes, it's okay to eat right away. Based on the advice from this article (Recovery Nutrition for Athletes, from the NSCA's Performance Training Journal):

It is now well established that the key to maximizing recovery is to consume carbohydrates and proteins immediately after exercise. Research indicates that the ideal recovery nutrition is a meal or liquid supplement containing high-glycemic carbohydrates and quality proteins in approximately a 4:1 ratio, that include 10 – 20% of the athlete’s total daily caloric intake of these two macronutrients.

  • Thanks Sancho for your nice comment . I read whole article "(Recovery Nutrition for Athletes" that was quite interesting and knowledgeable. Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 4:49

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