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Your Body: Post Workout Snacks 

iStock/ThinkstockDR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Getting the most out of your workout doesn’t just depend upon the exercises you do. What you eat after a trip to the gym has a big impact on your body’s ability to recover.

Here are a few things that you can do to maximize the weight loss and to keep from undoing all that hard work:

  • First, timing. Try to eat a “recovery” meal within one hour after working out -- especially if you’ve had a particularly strenuous session.
  • Next, hydrate. You need at least two cups of water two hours before working out, another two cups 15 minutes prior and a half-cup every 15 minutes during your workout.
  • Healthy fats and fruits and veggies are also important.

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