After long/important races I generally don’t feel like eating much, although after I’ve showered and had a nap I’m usually tempted by treat food, such as a pizza or ice-cream. However, I try not to indulge in those items when I’m training.
After training, I try to ensure that I get enough protein, which isn’t always easy as I’m a vegetarian. I also struggle with absorbing iron and can end up anaemic if I’m not careful. Post-training, I often feel tired, so I need to ensure that whatever I eat can either be preprared in advance or is easy to make .
Here are my go tos…
- A protein shake
- Scrambled eggs with avocado or spinach or cheese and chives
- Natural yoghurt with protein powder added to it
- Apple and peanut butter
OK, admittedly, some of those are snacks rather than meals, but as I said, I don’t often want to eat straight after exercising… and who doesn’t love peanut butter?!
I’d like to try some new things in 2016, so please let me know what your favourite post-training meal of snack is.