I always feel a bit cheesy when I talk about a “post workout” meal since it sounds like complete and utter bro-science, by now, if you have read the other articles on this website, you will know that the whole post workout window is merely a myth. It does not matter if you consume a meal 30 minutes after your workout, 1 hour after your workout, or more than 3 hours after your workout – you will see the same results either way as long as you hit your macro-nutrients at the end of the day!
However, there are some people who do enjoy eating right after their workout. This is not necessarily because they feel like they have to, a lot of the time it is because they are actually starving! After a tough workout, they feel like they could eat everything in their house; however, they are just not sure on what to eat. Sometimes it is nice to mix it up some.
Reese’s puffs are probably one of the more popular kinds of cereals in today’s market, so that would be highly recommended to purchase. No, we are not sponsored by them before you ask! Other types of cereals that you can try include cocoa puffs, froot loops, and cookie crisps. There are also obviously a lot more, but then this article would be filled with names!
When you go to the breakfast aisle at your local supermarket, you will most likely find several different brands of cereal. You will also most likely find some that are marketed to be “healthier” than the other types – you can completely disregard these. Not only will you find that these do not taste nearly as good, but there is also absolutely nothing in them that make them better.
Of course, people may look at the boxes of the “healthier” cereals and find that the sugar content in them are much lower than the other “good tasting” cereals. Well, isn’t that a bad thing? Absolutely not! All carbohydrates are converted to glucose; there is absolutely nothing wrong at all about sugar, and there is no good reason for it to get a bad name.
There are only two reasons why it has been given a bad name: the glycemic index and obesity. The glycemic index can easily be disproven by how it came about (how the study was done), and the obesity argument is absolutely stupid as well. The glycemic index came about from foods that people ate when they were completely fasted (48 hours without any food consumed), so the way that they reacted to those foods would be different than if someone was not fasted, which is almost all of the time.
Since previous meals are still being digested, then the rate of absorption would slow down significantly. Also, having a fat or protein source with the “high GI” carbohydrates will also slow the rate of digestion down as well.
As far as sugar causing obesity, that makes absolutely zero sense at all. Consuming more calories than what one burns per day for a long time period is what causes that. Sugar has absolutely nothing to do with it.
Now that you know any type of cereal is fine to consume, you can go out there and find one you love! There are all types that you can check out, so it is a guarantee you will find one that you enjoy. A protein shake with a big bowl of cereal is a great choice for a post workout meal.