Most men and women workout and then eat all of those calories back afterwards. Why? Well, many of us overestimate how many calories our bodies burn off and underestimate how much food we actually consume.
Nobody needs an after-workout snack, and we advocate for a three meal per day lifestyle. If you just have to have something to eat, then try one of these nutritious nibbles to make you feel better. Remember, you really shouldn't snack, so perhaps you should schedule your workouts before one of your main meals instead. Then use one of these "snacks" as the starting point for your breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Combine 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and a sliced apple.
If you are allergic or avoiding peanut butter (yes, I am looking at you weird Paleo folks), then use cashew or almond or sunflower seed butter.
Choose 1/4 cup trail mix, preferably one without chocolate. And preferably one that is full of seeds. Seeds are loaded with magnesium, a mineral that you might be deficient in...and something you need to maintain energy!
Eat a vegetable omelet. Load two eggs with chopped bell pepper, avocado, asparagus, spinach and a sprinkle of cheddar.