What you eat before and after exercise matters a lot if you expect to see (and feel) results. To properly fuel up beforehand, your main focus should be energizing carbohydrates. To recover, refuel and repair muscles after you hit the gym, your main focus should be on healthy, protein-rich foods that also include a solid dose of carbs to replenish your energy stores again. What’s one of our favorite recommended treats? A glass of high protein chocolate milk to get you refueled.
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