Amos' Foodie Friday (because no one is as obsessed with food as Amos) Working out takes a toll on your body and having the right raw materials to heal and repair the wear and tear is important for seeing results. In other words, it's not just the training itself, but the healing from the training, that mends muscles, boosts metabolism and makes you more toned and fit. So while a good hard workout isn't a license to sit down to a big plate of pasta, or eat dessert every night, you should be eating something afterwards, with a goal of delivering the nutrients your body needs to properly recover. Post-workout, you want ample protein combined with a carbohydrate. A protein shake made from whey protein, water, and half a banana is a great choice, since your body quickly turns it into energy. Keep an eye out for future Foodie Friday tips. Suggestions welcome, dog treats appreciated. Happy Friday!