Do I Have To Drink A Post-workout Drink? Can't I Have A Fruit Or A Cookie Instead?

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Do I have to drink a post-workout drink? Can't I have a fruit or a cookie instead?

Sure, go ahead and have a fruit! As for the cookie, you want to make sure it's low fat in that case. As opposed to the 'normal' avoidance of sugary stuff, this is where you WANT it to be loaded with fast carbs (sugar!) so that your muscles can start recovering quicker. So both a fruit and a cookie is fine, but keep in mind that excess fat and fiber (!) will slow down the GI of the snack, making the fast carbs, well, less fast, and won't be as effective in reviving your muscles. Like I said, this is normally a good thing, but having your daily fiber-boost with your post-workout meal isn't something I'd recommend.

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