Foods for strength: Morning Snack


Get this meal about 2 and a half to 3 hours after breakfast, usually in the form of a meal-replacement shake or bar. If you choose a shake, pick one that has a 1:1 protein-to-carbohydrate ratio or is a little lower in carbs than protein. Or, you may find the new high-protein/low-carbohydrate bars to be a little more flavorsome and satisfying. One whole-food meal alternative could be two servings of nonfat or 1%-fat cottage cheese and an apple. The apple could be substituted with peaches, plums, tomatoes, or virtually any green or yellow fibrous vegetable.

You want to keep a steady flow of amino acids reaching the muscles. While most glycogen substitute is completed in the 2-3 hours after training, protein needs to be gradually funneled in throughout the day.

Meal-replacement shake - 260 Calories; 37g Protein; 24g Carbs; 2g Fat
Bar - 330 Calories; 30g Protein; 15g Carbs; 6g Fat
Two servings cottage cheese with fruit or vegetables - 254 Calories;29g Protein; 29g Carbs; 2.5g Fat
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