Trainers and nutritionists recommend eating carbs and protein within two hours after exercise—and preferably within half an hour. Carbohydrates help replenish your stores of glycogen, which get depleted when you hit the gym hard. Protein may enhance that process while also repairing muscle damage from exercise and helping build more muscle. Try turkey or peanut butter on whole grain bread, string cheese and crackers, yogurt, or keep a package of nuts in your gym bag to munch on the way home.

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