Tuesday Tips: Drinking Chocolate Milk post workout!

I have been lacking on my posts with food and to document my fitness journey! I am back in the kitchen creating some goodies and also am changing up my workouts to bring you more of that!

I’m going to start a new weekly post called:

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So this week I am going to focus on the benefits of drinking chocolate milk AFTER a hard workout! Hey you gotta work for your chocolate right?

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I never thought about this before but I am usually thirsty for something other than water and usually will eat a mini meal of protein, carbs and some fat….

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In doing some research, I have found that chocolate milk provides your body with what it needs to recover. “It has double the carbohydrates and protein content, perfect for replenishing tired muscles. Its high water content replaces fluids lost as sweat, preventing dehydration. Plus it packs a nutritional bonus of calcium, and includes just a little sodium and sugar — additives that help recovering athletes retain water and regain energy. (Web MD)

So who is chocolate milk for?

A drink like chocolate milk is most useful to a cyclist, swimmer, or long-distance runner. These sports stress high endurance levels and constant, sustained movement. Competing athletes need high levels of calories, carbs, and protein to sustain that level of performance. (Web MD)

With all that being said, if it’s a cardio day- I’d say skip the milk. It you are lifting heavy or doing circuits and really pushing yourself, indulge in some milk, but don’t go overboard! The point is to refuel and repair your muscles!!

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About Lisa Lamb

This is a way for me to share my passion for living a healthy lifestyle, share my fitness journey and to create low calorie recipes for us and my daughter Makenna who has Prader-Willi Syndrome! Description My daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome which in a nutshell, (but please feel free to google for more information) will cause a chronic feeling of hunger that, coupled with a metabolism that utilizes drastically fewer calories than normal, can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity. The food compulsion makes for constant supervision necessary. This page is dedicated to her. She inspires me everyday to live a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. I want to create a healthy environment for her. With my passion for nutrition and fitness, I hope I can spread awareness about PWS and create healthy recipes for her to enjoy with never feeling deprived. She has given me new hope to move forward with my passion in nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian. My focus will be on childhood obesity, emphasizing in PWS. I look forward to sharing my journey with you all! ***Please note I am not a Registered Dietitian. I would classify myself as a "nutrition snob." I do all of this because I love learning about food and fitness. All the recipes posted are tired and can be adjusted to your lifestyle. ***
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