Monday, September 21, 2009

Eat this after you weigh in for recovery and energy!


I always get asked what the best foods are after you weigh in for wrestling...

Of course a lot depends on if you had to cut weight or not...

For those who have to cut weight, the first thing you want to do is get a recovery drink in you.  (I cover this on this blog)

After that you want to stick with food that will give you a ton of energy, without making you feel tired, bloated or sick to your stomach...

One of the best foods that I can recommend at this point, or for when you have a long tournament is the 'Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich.'  This isn't your usual peanut butter and jelly sandwich though...

It's a combination of whole wheat bread, natural peanut butter and whey protein powder.  The whole wheat bread is a slower digesting carbohydrate that will allow you to have energy without feeling sleepy.  The natural peanut butter serves a dual purpose of slowing down absorption of your carbohydrates to aid in energy production without slowing down towards the end of the match or tournament.  The whey protein keeps your body in a positive nitrogen balance and prevents muscle breakdown to keep you feeling strong.

Here's what you do:

Take 2 slices of whole wheat bread... and lay them on a plate.  Take 2 tablespoons of all-natural peanut butter and add 1 scoop (20-25 grams) of chocolate protein powder.  Mix the peanut butter and protein powder thoroughly with a spoon.  Spread the mix on your bread and you're all set.  

With this super sandwich you will feel full but not bloated, energetic without a 'crash' later and strong as a bull... TRY IT!!  (You can wash it down with a glass of milk if you don't have any intolerance to lactose)

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