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Post Post Work Out Carbs

Finished lifting and drank a shake with about 50 gms protein and some honey… it has been an hour since then - I am thinking a few cans of tuna and 1/2 c. oats with a scoop of casein and some raspberries/strawberries.

Is this a good meal post post work out?

what are your goals and current stats?

Seems a bit protein heavy to me. You are talking about around 100-120 grams of protein (with 3 cans of tuna at 30 grams each plus the casein) and only 40-50 grams of carbs.

Current stats:

age - 21
weight - 170
height - 5 10

Goals are to gain size slowly and loss body fat at the same time. I have very little body fat, so I am just trying to loss around my lower set of abs.

I ended up eating:

1/2 c oats, 1 sc. casein, 4 oz strawberries
1 small can tuna (18gms protein)

It was a very satisfying meal. I am going to put casein in my oatmeal from now on.

That meal seems cool. Have you noticed if its setting you back at all?

Agree, seems like a good meal. And for the record, I always put protein powder (either Grow or Metabolic Drive) in my oatmeal. Tastes great and is good for you.

This is the first time I have experimented with this particular meal. I have noticed increased energy when not on this under 30gms carb diet thing. I like carbs, so I am going to keep them clean and timed properly so I can enjoy my food.

Yeah, whey in the oatmeal is a definite win. You can actually add it as the only flavor adder and really spice up the oatmeal. Try adding cinnamon as well. :wink:

Am I correct in consuming complex carbs versus simple carbs about one hour post work out? Does it matter the carb source at this time, as simple is only “needed” right after a work out?

I always consume a simple carb post workout. Sugar, dextrose, white bread, some sort of jam on white bread.

I consume only carbs pre and post workout. The next meal after the post workout is prot and fat only. It works too.
I splitted my amount of carbs on training days in 3 parts. One in the morning and around my training. On non training days only for breakfast. Called Metabolic Diet.
I have enough power for training and hopefully it helps to decrease my body fat or increase the lean muscles without having so much body fat gained. Depends on the goal.