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MetabolizePMD: Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition for Weight Loss

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A healthy diet and regular, consistent exercise are the critical components to any weight loss plan. But how can you ensure you're getting enough energy from your food to make it through your workouts? In this video, Richmond health coach Michael Stroud explains what you should be trying to do with your pre- and post-workout nutrition plans to continue losing weight. Watch the video below and read on for a recap. 

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Do you need to eat a heavy-carb meal after a workout? 

Not necessarily. Many people think you need about 60-80g of carbohydrates after working out. The carbs will help you recover faster and replace glycogen levels. However, if you're trying to lose weight, eating 60-80g of carbohydrates at any time might stunt your progress. You can effectively recover after a workout with as little as 20g of carbohydrates.

What is a good pre-workout meal idea?

One go-to is a simple protein shake, a handful of almonds, and some kind of berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc.) 

What is a good post-workout meal idea?

Chicken with guacamole, a handful of berries (usually shoot for around 20g of carbs in just berries), a small piece of cheese, and a quarter-cup of almonds. Aim for enough fats to help you feel full. Shoot for roughly 30-40g of protein, which is usually delivered in the chicken.  

About MetabolizePMD

MetabolizePMD is a new wellness program under development at PartnerMD. By focusing on weight management and the science behind it, MetabolizePMD will help participants pursue and achieve metabolic wellness through the latest in healthy eating. Check out more MetabolizePMD content here. More information coming soon!