Guest Post by Mindful Chef.

To get the most out of your training you really need to think about what you are eating before and after exercise. What you eat before training is very important as it helps boost your energy levels and aids recovery both during and after exercise. Post exercise nutrition will help your body recover and encourage the maintenance and/or growth of lean muscle mass. The more lean muscle you have the better you will look and feel.

How well your body recovers will depend on eating the right types of food and the quality of food you are eating. The more nutrient dense the meals the more vitamins and minerals you provide your body. This will help your body perform all of the necessary functions it needs to following exercise such as preventing the breakdown of muscle, encouraging protein synthesis and replenishing glycogen levels lost during training.


Why not give it a try? Check out the recipe for this delicious Cauliflower pizza topped with chicken, artichokes & basil. Or try one of our 5 favourite post-workout recipes that you can make easily at home. All contain the right amount of protein, carbohydrates and fats to help you recover following a hard training session.

Mindful Chef

At Mindful Chef we take great pride in sourcing the highest quality produce from the very best suppliers so you can be sure you are eating nutritious food that will nourish your body. Every week we send our customers pre-portioned ingredients with great-tasting recipes to make healthy evening dinners. All of our meals can be cooked in less than half an hour and the best thing about them is there is zero wastage. A perfect solution to those of us who get home from work or training and want a quick, healthy meal but also want to fuel our bodies properly so all of our hard work doesn’t go to waste.

Why not let us take care of the hard work for you and send similar recipes along with quality and nutritious food straight to your door. All you need to do is cook great-tasting dinners when you get home. For 25% off of your first Mindful Chef box use the code WETRAIN at checkout and see for yourself why we have been rated the UK’s favourite healthy recipe box and are currently used by members of the England rugby team, Victoria Pendleton and Andy Murray.