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Dr. Beth Westie

Burn More Fat Post Workout

Did you know men remain in the fat burning zone for up to 22 hours post workout?!⁣ ⁣

Women only stay in fat burning for a maximum of 3 hours. ⁣ ⁣

In order to maximize the properties of this small, fat burning window, it is essential to fuel your body correctly post workout!⁣ ⁣

I recommend women get AT LEAST 20 grams of protein immediately after finishing a workout (ideally within 10-15 minutes). 20 grams of protein is the threshold to start building muscle tissue, so even more is ideal.⁣ ⁣

Putting nutrition timing on the top of your priority list, your body will be able to properly reload after a workout, giving you the results you worked for! If you do not properly fuel post workout, your body goes into stress mode which stores fat.⁣ ⁣

Many women do not know that matching your post workout nutrition to your hormone cycle is also very important!! ⁣ ⁣

During your progesterone phase your body needs extra nutrient overall. Post workout I would suggest increasing protein intake to 30g to support the body with the nutrient it needs during this phase.⁣ ⁣

By working WITH your hormones and fueling your body correctly, you are telling your body it will get what it needs, which helps you to maximize your body’s fat burning properties!

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