Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Words of Wisdom from Denise

From Denise Austin
A Great Workout Deserves a Great Snack!
If you're like me, you sometimes need a little energy booster before or after you work out. After all, exercise is hard work!

When you're grabbing a snack before or after your workout, remember to pick something that's healthy! You don't want to replace all the calories you're either going to burn or have just burned! Some options are veggies, fruit, part-skim cheese sticks, low-fat cottage cheese or yogurt, a piece of toast or a small bagel, some whole-grain breakfast cereal, and a piece of pita with hummus or bean dip. These are all smart, low-calorie ways to replenish your energy.

Remember to stay hydrated, too! Water is always the best choice, so drink plenty before and after you work out. If you need something with a little more substance to keep you going, try a glass of skim milk! It has the nutrients you need, but it doesn't have all the sugar you'll find in those fluorescent-colored energy drinks. Now, that's the way to hydrate!

8 comments:

Skinny Inside said...

I'm glad to see you back. If I can stay on track, so can you!

Cammy said...

Very good advice! I still need to conquer the water monster. :)

new*me said...

good tips! I am always starving after a long workout ;)

Donnalouise, Donna or DC said...

I'm a believer that unless you are a pro athlete, training for the Olympics/marathon, you don't need to drink those energy drinks.

dadivastreet said...

Thanks for the tips. I only wish chocolate was an option! Have a great week!

Mama Bear June said...

Hey, chocolate IS an option. Dark chocolate has antioxidants and is high in HEALTHY monounsaturated fat. Prevention magazine has a book called The Flat Belly Diet, which includes dark chocolate. If you eat dark chocolate covered almonds, you get protein, too!

dadivastreet said...

Yahoo for chcolate! Many thanks from me & my inner child (both munching a piece of hershey's dark!) :)

Mama Bear June said...

Oh, dear. You must get some DOVE dark chocolate. Hershey has substituted vegetable oil for the cocoa butter in most of their candy. Very bad for you. Dove dark chocolate from a chocolatier (like me!) is even better than the Dove dark chocolates in the store. But the stuff in the stores is definitely better than Hershey. ;-)