Should You Eat Fat In Your Post Workout Meal?

A reader wrote to me because he heard eating fat in a post workout meal was bad and wondered if the post-workout meal should be fat-free.

Should You Eat Fat In Your Post Workout Meal
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This is a great question because it’s something that’s been talked about for years and for the longest time, the suggestion was to limit fat intake post training to allow for a quicker absorption of nutrients.


While this advice is not necessarily bad, it’s not the most up-to-date, and it might not be that practical for some people who can’t eat as frequently or make a quick low-fat meal after their training sessions.
To better understand this idea, let’s look at digestion.

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The Problem With So-Called Health Habits

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Health Habits. We all need them. Every online tabloid or magazine wants to give you a list of essential health habits, which if you could only implement them, would change your life.

You’ve seen those long lists of platitudes like:

  • Don’t do drugs
  • Drink more water
  • Eat one healthy meal
  • Complete a physical challenge
  • Eat a meal-replacement bar (seriously…)
  • Wear sunscreen every day
  • Be grateful
  • Avoid sugar
  • Eat clean
  • Sweat once a day

But this article won’t be anything like that.

Instead of giving you a list of ideas to implement that might be good for you, I want to help you understand why blanket health habits are not always the best for you depending on your individual needs. I want to teach you about habits, how we form them, why bad habits are easy to fall back into, and why your health habits might look different than someone else’s (and why that’s okay).

In the next installment, we’ll be going over how to change your habits and reach your fitness goals without needing to feel motivated all the time and without needing to be perfect with every little aspect of training, diet, and putting it all together.

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If You Want To Lose Fat, and Keep It Off, Don’t Fall For The Low-Carb Trap

Low carb diets have their place in the world. Especially ketogenic diets for those with major health issues (think epilepsy and various neurological issues). But for fat loss? They work, but may not be entirely ideal, and we’ll get to covering that in a bit.

However, before you go any further, I want to you to ask yourself this:

“are you particularly afraid of one macronutrient over another?”

I don’t mean afraid, as if it might make you sick or kill you, but in the back of your mind… do you find yourself worrying that overconsumption of it might make you pack on the fat? Or maybe you worry that eating a certain food won’t help you lose fat?

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How To Train Properly For Fat Loss

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How To Build The Body You Want Without Starving Yourself, Doing Endless Cardio, Or Missing Out On Your Favorite Foods…

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In today’s video and podcast, I give you what I feel are the best methods to use when training for fat loss.

I particularly like metabolic training and even bodybuilding style training over pure strength-focused programs for many reasons.

I’m also big on limiting cardio to get the most out of your training and recovery.

 

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