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!