Taking good care of yourself means that you can work that much harder at things that make your living.
I love to work out. If you’re reading this, I assume you do, too. What happens post-workouts is, however, of vital importance to how you’re going to feel and how your body will shape. So, indulge in nutritious snacks like filling smoothies with boosting protein from either powder, Greek yogurt, or lots of veggies.
Maybe smoothies are not your thing. Simply top Greek yogurt with fruit and garnish it with some cinnamon. Cinnamon gives it a richer and sweeter taste. Not to mention that it has sugar-balancing properties and, moreover, works as an anti-inflammatory.
Maybe you’re in a rush, but there are no excuses for getting yourself a fiber-packed fruit in combination with either some nut butter or a trail mix. It gives your muscles just the right amount of nutrients for its best regeneration and functioning.
There is also always the perfect time to be a kid again. Could you imagine that a super nutritious meal can simply be a cup of cacao? Make it with your favorite non-dairy milk, raw cacao powder, some cacao butter or coconut oil, a teaspoon of coconut sugar, and a little splash of agave syrup. I absolutely love this combination while it gives me an instant boost of energy and keeps my muscles regenerating for hours after I’ve completed a workout.
I also get that after a drenching workout, you can quickly get hungry, and it turns you into being in a bad mood as well. Here are some more simple meals that fill your belly and caress your mood;
for example, hummus with fresh veggies. Hummus is so simple to make and garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or basil that once you get addicted, you will probably include it to every meal.
Lately, I have shifted from eating a ton of fruits to eating a ton of veggies, and it has made such a difference in my metabolism, energy levels, and moods, and I feel like I’m even looking younger and fresher. You can make sinful (but not really) chips from an assortment of veggies. I put kale and carrots and drizzle them with a mixture of olive oil, a pinch of salt, tahini paste, and a touch of agave syrup. Bake for 20 minutes and have a delicious and healthy snack option.
I get that utilizing a kitchen is not always an option; therefore, opt for simpler snacks like a handful of nuts in combination with some fruits. Even a square of dark chocolate will do your mind all the justice it deserves.
Also, don’t forget to hydrate properly with either plain water, fruit-infused versions of it, or green tea, which I love to overindulge. It will all leave you fresh and ready to tackle your new victories.
However, if you wish to feel good, I think that getting a short workout is essential. It can literally be a 10-minute routine that strengthens your core. Dress for success. Possibly call up a friend and get your moves on. Pick a few of the exercises that you hate a little because they make you work hard and encourage each other on. You’ll feel amazing afterward, I promise. Plus, you might get a laughing session on. That never hurts.