Is there anything better to "consume" after a workout that Cinnamon Toast Crunch?
[Or insert your favorite sugary/junk cereal.]
I really don't think there is. After years of trying out and studying up on expensive recovery supplements and fooling around with blenders and what not, I can tell you that none of those are any more (or less) effective than Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
I'm resisting the urge to write a parody, like I did here in an attempt to get across the proven effectiveness of chocolate milk.
Some may read this and judge me a dimwit. What about high fructose corn syrup? What about the ratio of protein to carbs and the milk, with it's supposed suboptimal amino acid profile?
What about the fact that after intense exercise, your body benefits greatly from a surge of insulin with some easily digested carbs and protein in store. How about worrying a little more about getting the rest of the week right, eating and drinking mostly non horse-sized portions of unprocessed foods, before ruminating the minutia of post workout recovery formulas.
Others may read this and go around telling people that Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the "secret" to fat loss, muscle gain, and many other great mysteries of the universe. But make no mistake, Cinnamon Toast crunch is primarily good for, above all else, cinnamon sugary goodness. And it happens to fit the bill for a moderate amount of high glycemic carbs and protein.
If you're regularly training hard for the purpose of weight loss, have a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch. Go ahead after a workout, because that's the time when eating a moderate amount of pretty much whatever you want will actually work for you.
If you're training hard for the purpose of gaining size and strength, have two bowls of cinnamon toast crunch and a normal dinner an hour or so later. The common themes here include regular, hard work and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Hard work, not like the recumbent bike or a stroll through the mall. Hard work, like, there were at least a few points where you felt pretty miserable and would have loved to lay down and create a pool of sweat on the floor.
The timing is important. Total calories count, and you don't want to eat like that all the time, whatever your goals. But it can totally work for you. And since the window of optimal recovery is open for about 30 minutes immediately after exercise, better go get you some
cinnamon and sugar
we're baking up a bunch
baking homemade taste
in the Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
Testimonials. Do you really need to see a series of exaggerated and completely fictitious testimonials?
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