Foods You Should Never Eat After a Workout

FOOD  |  August 13, 2017
  • Nuts
    1 / 5 Nuts

    While nuts are high in protein, they’re also high in fat. Be sure to eat them only before your workout. They provide the energy you need to last throughout it.

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  • Fatty meats
    2 / 5 Fatty meats

    Fatty meats like bacon and certain cuts of beef can slow down your metabolism and cause your body’s fat burning abilities to slow down.

    (Also Read: Are You Sick And Tired of Working Out? Here’s What to Do)

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  • Coffee
    3 / 5 Coffee

    You might think that the caffeine in coffee can help speed up metabolism but because you’re so dehydrated from your workout, drinking coffee will only cause your body to bloat more.

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  • Alcohol
    4 / 5 Alcohol

    This has the same effect as coffee. Once you’re done working out, you’ll feel even more dehydrated than usual. Plus, the sugar found in alcoholic beverages tends to slow down the metabolism of your body too.

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  • Oily Foods
    5 / 5 Oily Foods

    This one’s pretty clear. Oily foods slow down your body’s digestion rate rapidly so all that working out you did was practically pointless.

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