After a body-shocking, hardcore workout, your muscles are crying for nutrients, and they want them now. Ideally, it’s best practice to stick with a traditional clean protein and carbohydrate shake or meal, but if you’re craving junk or it’s your only option, you can still make gains.
We’ve asked celebrity trainer and nutritionist Jay Cardiello for the most surprising junk foods you can splurge on worry-free after a workout.
Some foods that are surprisingly beneficial:
- Bagel with Jelly
- Ice Cream
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
- Chocolate Milk
- Children’s Sugary Cereal
See below for why each of these are a solid option as a surprisingly beneficial post-workout food.