“You eat what? after your workout?” I get a lot of this response from my Asian friends.
For bodybuilders, we are told to consume carbs post-exercise so the nutrients get channeled to our muscles for recovery. If you want to get insane abs showing, then there will be days that this is the only time you get to eat carbs. I would much rather eat what I grew up eating than pills or powders.
Vince Del Monte said I should switch to complex carbs after my workout to lose the last bits of fat. So, I made congee the other day with brown rice, white fish and chicken breasts. Oh and the crockpot is the ultimate cooking item for a bachelor.
I put into the 5 quart crockpot:
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 cup uncooked white rice
1/2 lb of chopped chicken breasts
1/2 lb of white fish
a piece of chicken bone to simultanously make a chicken stock in it. (Hint: buy bone-in chicken breast)
a few slices of carrots, herbs/spices like garlic, green onions, ginger, chopped re-constituted dried shitake mushrooms
a drop of sesame oil to add flavor
8 – 10 cups of water
Cook on low overnight or around 8 hours. This should make about 4 servings of ~60 g of carbs and 30 g of protein