Energy Bars, Raw Veggies and 15 More Foods You Shouldn't Eat After a Workout

You've just treated your body well by getting your heart rate and calorie burn going. Here's why what you eat and drink right after you work out is just as important (17 Photos)

Hilary Walke on Sep 19, 2012 at 1:22PM

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Energy Bars, Raw Veggies and 15 More Foods You Shouldn't Eat After a Workout

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High-Sugar Energy Bars

Energy bars are a great on-the-go snack, but they aren't always the ideal post-workout food, says registered dietitian Julie Meyer, founder of Eat Well Global. “If you're at home, try protein-rich nut butter with whole-grain toast or low-fat yogurt with fruit. If you're on the road, choose an energy bar with 5g of protein and 25 to 40 grams of carbohydrates to replete your muscles and maintain proper blood sugar levels.” Pick the bar with the lowest amount of sugar (ideally less than 15g per serving).

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