Should I eat after a late night training session?
My advice to you is fuel your body effectively during the day before training and top up post training with one of my quick and nutritious recovery meal ideas below. Fuelling your body effectively during the day means taking in nutritious calories throughout the day and not "grabbing processed foods on the go". This translates into fuelling for top performance. Start the day with a good breakfast containing slow energy releasing carbohydrates and protein (that doesn't translate to a "latte and croissant" on the way to the office!) Eat your main meal at lunchtime. Make sure to have a healthy snack (or small meal) at 4/5pm (one of my post recovery ideas would be perfect at this time too) .
Choose one of my quick, simple meals post training, all high in protein, nutrients, fats & low GI carbs to help the body recover but no ruin all your hard work training.
- 2-egg omlette with greens
- Smoked mackerel pâté on oatcakes and raw veggies
- Sliced avocado and prawn salad (If you haven't prawns tomato makes a easy substitute)
- Rye and caraway turkey breasts (made the day before and kept in fridge!)
- Natural nut butter on oatcakes
- Greek yogurt with slivered almonds or mixed seeds
- Homemade/good quality hummus on raw vegetables or a seeded wholegrain bread