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Here's the scoop. Six years ago I lost nearly 100 pounds with the SAD diet (counting calories) and going to the gym a LOT!
Was just entering the world of RAW life with delight when I started dating a fellow who is total opposite from me. It was not a happy relationship and I kinda lost myself.
Finally ended it with him, but I've regained the weight.
I'd like to lose it again for good, with the RAW way but here's my question...what can I eat post workout to make sure I recover ok?
I was all into the whey shakes and was protein obessed back in the day.
Kinda confused now.
If you want a protein shake, make a green juice with kale
Mmmm...I do love kale! Kale salads are a staple of my diet. Num!
I've been relying on the Vega shakes for post workout but would like to wean off them. A kale salad would be just the ticket with hemp seeds and hemp oil. Num!!!!!
Thanks Kathleen! *hugs*
Sprouted brown rice protein in a smoothie with a banana. :)
I usually intuit what my body needs after a workout. Sometimes I use a raw protein powder (I like SunWarrior) in post workout shakes and other times I do a chia seed/green pwder (I like Vitamineral Green or Ormus Greens) /banana shake and sometimes I feel like green juice with celery and cucumber and tumeric is what I want. I will also take some chlorella tablets sometimes. I am really looking forward to Ani Phyo's new book that is due out in May about fat loss on raw. Like her, I am not overweight and am in good shape, but her recent body transformation from really fit to SUPER FIT and lean and mean has me excited! I already pre -ordered it! My suggestion is to play around with it, make sure you get lots of greens in your day and listen to your body. Good luck!
There is a great youtube site that is good if you are a visual learner. just type in Raw food muscle in the search and you will see a smiling bauld man. I trie his aloe vera cacao shake and it was amazing its the only way ill eat aloe now. :) much luck
I usually like bananas post-work out. They're filling, a good source of potassium and provide easily assimilated sugars that help bounce energy levels back up after time at the gym.
While protein is good, I think a lot of people think we need more than we do. 1 protein shake a day while on RAW should be okay but I wouldn't go overboard while trying to lose weight. Be mindful that while they may not be considered the richest sources, you do get proteins on RAW too (nuts, seeds, dasrk leafy greens...). How much you need depends on multiple factors, there's no magic one amount fits all for everyone. You might start adding raw hemp hearts to smoothies, salads, etc.. They are known for their (complete) protein content.
"Replacing certain meals with protein shakes may help you reduce your daily calories, which can help you lose weight. If you rely on protein shakes to replace regular meals, however, you'll miss out on the nutritional benefits of whole foods. And since protein contains calories, consuming too much protein can actually make losing weight more difficult — especially if you drink protein shakes in addition to your usual diet.
The average adult needs 46 to 56 grams of protein a day, depending on weight and overall health. As long as you're eating a healthy diet, adding extra protein — either through protein shakes or other sources — isn't necessary." - Katherine Zeratsky, dietition/nutritionist for MayoClinic.
Livestrong.com also warns of the sugars and other additives often found in protein shake mixes that may make losing weight more difficult.
I am sorry to hear of your struggles. Try not to get too discouraged. Just remind yourself, you've done it before and you can do it again!