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Nutrition 101: What to eat post-workout

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Nutrition is tricky and what to eat — or what not to eat — post-workout even more so. Keep reading to find out why what you consume post-workout matters and how to make the most out of your post-exercise nutrition window.

Use this guide as a starting place. You may find your body responds better to slightly higher or lower protein or carbs, and that’s OK! Monitor how you recover, perform and feel, and adjust as necessary.

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