Question: What foods are good for building muscle after exercising with weights? Gaspar (Fort Worth).
Answer: Diet after weight training should include rehydration, replenishment of glycogen stores, and restoration of electrolyte balance. Food must provide abundant carbohydrates to improve glycogen storage and preserve lean body mass, combined with protein. If you can't make a meal that contains these nutrients, you should at least consume carbohydrates in liquid form (replacement drinks, natural or packaged juices) or energy bars.