Fuel Your Body Right: 10 Foods to Steer Clear of After Working Out

By Hannah de Gruchy / Nutrition / April 4th, 2022

Never Eat These 10 Foods After a Workout!

Embarking on an exercise regime can be daunting, especially if you’re new to working out. Do we exercise at home or join a gym? Is jogging enough? How often should we be exercising and to what intensity? It’s a minefield.

Even if we do work it all out, or we’ve been exercising for a while and we have it all figured out, the next thing to work out is our diet!

Do we eat before exercising, or after? Most camps would say to eat after working out, because doing so on a full stomach can lead to stomach cramps and a poor, low energy workout as our body works on digesting our food. But then, what do we consume when we’re ravenous and on the hunt for sustenance?

Surprisingly, there are some foods that are a real no-go after exercise, for various reasons, and some of them may shock you.

So here’s the top 10 foods that you should avoid eating soon after you’ve exercised, and some ideas for what you should eat instead.


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