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    Post-workout snacks?

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    I just did 1 hour of pretty vigorous ashtanga yoga (like sweat dripping, shaking, etc.) which involves a lot of bodyweight exercises for those not familiar with the style. I'm craving carbs but I've already had like 75g of carbs today, and reached my protein/fat (and thus calorie) goals too. I'm looking to lose body fat more than anything.
    Should I go to bed hungry? I had a handful of blueberries, but it didn't help.

    So here are my questions:
    -Is it necessary to refuel with carbs after a strenuous workout?
    -Is it optimal for fat loss?
    -What should I have? I know sweet potatoes are good, are fruits not?

    Oh and tomorrow is an extra strenuous day (1h30 mins yoga in the morning, 1 hour soccer practice in the afternoon). Any post-workout meals/snack suggestions would be most welcome!

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    These might help? I personally have some Milo w/milk, or some eggs. Don't over analyse your intake!

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    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread4695.html

    EDIT: I hear Larabars are pretty good too
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanyayogi View Post
    So here are my questions:
    -Is it necessary to refuel with carbs after a strenuous workout?
    -Is it optimal for fat loss?
    -What should I have? I know sweet potatoes are good, are fruits not?
    1. No, unless you are an elite level athlete.
    2. No
    3. Avoid to many fruits like mangoes and bananas if you are worried about sugar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_o View Post
    1. No, unless you are an elite level athlete.
    2. No
    3. Avoid to many fruits like mangoes and bananas if you are worried about sugar.
    Thanks!

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    If you are interested in fat loss, then yes, you should try to go to bed hungry (if you can handle it, some people just can't fall asleep like that). Fasting after a hard workout is great once you get used to it, and its double great if you fast until bedtime. It really kicks lipolysis/fat oxidation into high gear. For even more fat loss, skip breakfast and wait until lunch. Even though ashtanga is pretty vigorous, its not the kind of muscle building workout that would need a post workout meal. Fasting isn't fun, but its the best and most natural way to lose weight.
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