What to eat afterwards:
Your next meal should fall within an hour after your workout. If not, go for a healthy snack to tide you over. A coffee, a protein bar or some cut-up veggies with hummus are relatively low-kJ choices that’ll keep your hunger at bay. While it’s thought that swimming helps to burn a significant number of kilojoules, doing laps also increases your appetite as the body has to work hard to maintain its temperature. This explains those ravenous post-pool sessions!
“I assumed that ‘smoothie’ was of the vanillamilkshake kind.”