Standing more than 6 feet, 8 inches tall, New England Patriot's offensive tackle Trent Brown currently holds the title of heaviest person in the National Football League. (He's 380 pounds.)
He confesses that in college, he had to put in a lot of effort get his weight under control. But now, Brown says, for a big guy he really doesn't eat a lot.
Still, at his size — and with the intense physical activity his body endures — it's important for him to plan every meal in order to keep his weight and physical fitness in balance.
You may weigh 200 or 250 pounds less than Trent Brown, but it's important to keep your post-workout food consumption under control too. If you want to trim fat and build muscle, you have to avoid slamming down sugary, fatty foods that add up to a zero-benefit workout.
Remember, while an hour's walk at medium pace burns about 200-250 calories, a burger and milkshake can add more than 1,000.
The solution? Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found that you'll eat much more healthfully if you set up your post-workout food choices before you exercise.
So toss a salad with beans and salmon, spin up that green smoothie with walnuts, and stash them in the fridge before you go to the gym or head out for a walk.
After exercise, you'll feel, move, and look your best when you eat foods that love your body back.