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The important thing is to be mindful, SparkFriends and educate yourselves. Thank you for the information.
You. Do. Not. Need. To. "Refuel". After. A. Workout! Not if you're working out to lose weight! The only "refueling" you need is consumption of regular, portion-controlled, healthy MEALS, i.e., breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you're trying to lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit; pre- and post-workout snacking will ABSOLUTELY derail your progress.
The only exception to this is if you're an athlete in peak physical condition who's undergoing a heavy training regimen, or possibly if you're trying to build significant muscle.
I have always run anemic. It is so important, as the article states, to keep your blood work current to make sure your iron is at appropriate levels.
Be careful with the iron. Women who have passed menopause do not need added iron. Taking extra after menopause can negatively impact your health.
I have used many excuses myself
Thank you for sharing.
I enjoyed this article and I always refer back to this when I start making excuses.
Thank you! I see a couple of my troubled areas. Great article!
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