5/31/2013

To maximize the caloric after-burn from a workout, registered dietitian Jill Koegel recommends eating nutrient-dense foods for energy within a half-hour after exercising. Along with a balanced diet of meals and snacks, she says a post-workout boost could include a granola bar with a balance of protein and carbohydrates or 8 to 12 ounces of low-fat chocolate milk.

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