Patricia J.


I’m Patricia – Nutritionist at LFLC.

It’s normal to feel hungry post-workout.  In fact, a high protein low fat snack right after your work-out is a good choice.  I often recommend protein shakes to my clients.  Other ideas would be plain Greek yogurt and fruit or hardboiled eggs and cucumber slices.  You want your nutrients to be absorbed quickly.  Your post workout meal should be eaten within 30-60 mins of exercising and should contain approximately 200-300 calories.

For endurance athletes – focus on a carb to protein ratio of 4:1

For weight loss – focus on a carb to protein ratio of 1:1

Also note, that you only need a post-workout meal if you’ve really exerted yourself for a minimum of 30 mins.  A light jog around the block does not require a post-workout meal.

Hope this helps!