Join Date: Jun 2009
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You've received a lot of both funny and bad advice thus far...
Regardless of whether you're cutting or bulking and regardless of the time of day, the answer is the same for your post workout meal. You need a meal consisting of quick absorbing protein and carbs. No fats. No solid foods. The quickest absorbing protein is whey isolate protein and the quickest absorbing carb (if you want to do it right) is Dextrose. Most don't have or won't order dextrose so a sugary drink will do i.e. fruit juice (don't have fruit juice blend in bananas). The ideal post workout shake would be whey protein, dextrose blended with coconut water.
I wouldn't use milk as suggested as it is a slow digesting protein. The one time you don't want to eat solid foods is after a workout as it slows digestion delaying the nutrients your body needs asap to begin the recovery process. Fats also need to be avoided in your post workout meal as it too will slow down digestion.