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Making the best of your workout with food! 
26th-Feb-2007 09:07 am
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I'm completely clueless when it comes to actually "eating right". Just when I think I'm doing something right, someone tells me I'm doing something wrong.

I just opened up the latest Weight Watchers E-Newsletter and found some really helpful info. I thought I would post it for those of you who don't get the newsletter.

Before a Workout: Best-Bet Food Combos
Low-fat yogurt with sliced banana
Skim milk blended with frozen fruit to make a smoothie
Low-fat cottage cheese with pineapple chunks
Small chicken or turkey sandwich on whole-wheat bread
Low-fat string cheese and grapes
No-sugar-added applesauce or a diced apple mixed with low fat cottage cheese or ricotta cheese (try sprinkling with cinnamon)
Hard-boiled eggs, yolks removed and replaced with hummus
Half a sweet potato topped with low-fat cottage cheese and sprinkled with nutmeg (or for something savory, add a spoonful of salsa)

After a Workout: Replenish Repasts
One or two poached eggs on whole-wheat toast
Bean burrito: a whole wheat tortilla filled with black beans, salsa, and a little reduced fat-cheese
Stir-fried chicken and vegetables (try pepper, zucchini, and carrot) over brown rice
Whole-wheat pasta tossed with chicken, broccoli and eggplant
Whole grain cereal or oatmeal, with milk and fruit (such as a sliced banana)

The article also talks about maintaining proper hydration. Drink before you feel thirsty and drink at least 16 ounces of water two hours before a workout, and about 6 to 12 every 15 to 20 minutes during exercise. (An ounce is about a mouthful.)
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