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post-work out blues

I have noticed a problem with my current workout schedule.

When I go to the gym, I do so before dinner, on my way home. When I go to kung fu, I have a small dinner before I leave work (at around 5:30, usually).

In both cases, I'm very, very hungry by the time I head for home. I need to fond something relatively healthy that I can use to satisfy my post-workout hunger. Generally speaking, I find myself craving protein. unfortunately, most sources of protein are also sources of significant amounts of fat (and cholesterol).

So, does any one have any recommendations for quick, portable snacks with lots of protein? At the gym, I can get protein shakes, which seem to do the trick (though they're less pleasant when consumed while walking in -15 C weather), but coming back from kung fu, there's not really any place to stop. (kung fu is in downtown TO)


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Feb. 6th, 2002 12:26 pm (UTC)
After yoga...
I used to get a Harvey's veggie burger. Lotsa protein, not much fat (of course, I had cheese on mine, but that's my perogative: NEVER threaten the cheese. I do so love the cheese). Or you could find a subway/mr. sub and get one of their lowfat sub options: turkey, chicken, etc - or soup. Tim hortons also has good sammiches and soup.

Er, was that helpful at all?

You don't have to avoid wheat anymore, do you??? 'cause that'd make that all pretty much useless...
Feb. 6th, 2002 01:04 pm (UTC)
Re: After yoga...
No, I don't have to avoid wheat :)

My only dietary considerations these days are aimed towards lowering blood pressure, cholestorol and weight, since i have too much of all of these.

My issue with the sandwich thing, though, is the carbs from the bread, and the relatively high calories therein.

Most restaurants are closed by by time I'm coming home. Also, I have the time constraint of trying to catch the bus on the way back. I get in trouble if I miss the 10:05 bus...

Ideally, I guess, I'm looking for something that's a) so portable I can keep a few in my gym bag, or b) readily and quickly available enough that I can get it at your typical conveneince store.
Feb. 6th, 2002 03:36 pm (UTC)
*fwap* and a suggestion...

You only get in trouble if you miss the 10:05 bus and then don't call to tell me you've missed it. :-p

I still think some of those protein bars might not be a bad idea - if you get the Zone ones (or whatever) they have very low carbs, are almost all protein, although I'm not sure about fat content in them.

And they don't taste *too* much like chalk...
Feb. 11th, 2002 01:17 am (UTC)

hummus, quesadillas (requires prep beforehand, travels kinda ok, recipe can be given, involves mixing salsa and pinto beans with optionally cheese and chopped pickles (tastier than you'd think!), and possibly

Also, nuts are high in protein -- peanuts also have a decent fat content though, so stick to almonds or other not-so-oily nuts. Mind you, carbs can be good so long as you're using them. I'm obviously the wrong body type to be taking advice from (I seem to burn off energy by sitting (to the annoyance of anyone sitting next to me) or possibly breathing. I'm assured (mostly by an envious MissPiggyOnCrack) that it will catch up with me...), but anyway, I never figured that pure carbs (ie bread and/or crackers.... mmm.... crackers... so much nothing, so very satisfying to crunch...) would be that bad. Then again, something must power the Cosmic nature of my reality.
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