Paleo Workouts For Dummies
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When refueling after a Paleo workout, the key is to eat within 30 minutes after you’re done to optimize recovery. When choosing what to eat post-workout, you want to focus on that fuel called glycogen. The best way to restock your glycogen stores is through starchy carbohydrates. To rebuild your tissues during this time, you also need those branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which are found in protein sources like meat, fish, and seafood. So to rebuild glycogen and rebuild muscle tissues, a meal of protein and starchy vegetables is perfect.

How much you eat depends on how hard you worked out and your size. Protein size can be anywhere from 3 to 8 ounces for women and 8 to 12 ounces for men. Here are some yummy combinations to add into the mix:

  • Eggs, avocado, and blueberries

  • Grass-fed beef over spaghetti squash and sauce

  • Leftover protein and a sweet potato

  • Salads made with protein, jicama, beets, and carrots

  • Salmon and blueberries

  • Scrambled eggs with diced sweet potatoes (a favorite)

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Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, author and nutritionist, appears on various news streams nationally and conducts workshops and seminars worldwide to help people feel — and look — their best. She is also the author of the popular website and gives daily news, tips, and inspiration on Twitter @drkellyann. Patrick Flynn, a fitness minimalist, conducts workshops and certifications worldwide, teaching people how to get more fit with less — but more effective — exercise. He is the driving force behind, a top-500 health and wellness blog.

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