Being Bruce -: Weight Loss Tips - Recovery Drinks

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weight Loss Tips - Recovery Drinks

 Recovery Drinks

One of the most important changes we made in our fitness program during 2011 was to take a recovery drink immediately after intense exercise, that is, when our muscles were worked very hard. For most people, this would be the equivalent to a Beachbody's P90X work out. Even for Marge, though, who does light weight work outs, using a recovery drink, such as Beachbody’s P90X Results and Recovery, allieviates the soreness she had been previously feeling the day after a heavy workout.

Some people use protein drinks after extreme workouts but the best recovery drinks have a 4 to 1 carbohydrate to protein ratio because immediately after exercise (actually within the first 30 minutes is best and really only during the first hour do you get a true “recovery” effect) because during that short time frame your muscles will store sugars as muscle glycogen and that helps prevent soreness, the extra protein aids muscle growth.

Drinking a carbohydrate-rich recovery drink more than an hour after exercise or any time if you didn’t work out to the point of muscle exhaustion basically adds to your belly (or wherever else you are genetically programmed to store excess fat!).


The above strategy is from Marge and Bruce Brown's "Weight Loss Program - Personal Coaching Guide", from the Quantum Results Coaching Personal Development Series.Available on Amazon at CLICK THIS LINK

A key factor in our own weight management program loss is Beachbody's Shakeology Meal Replacement Shake (disclosure: we are Team Beachbody Coaches and benefit from Shakeology sales). For more information on Shakeology, including what doctors say, CLICK THIS LINK.