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What to Eat Before and After a Morning Workout

Sports nutritionists share their uncomplicated food plans

3 Easy-to-Make Protein Ball Recipes That Will Replace Those Boring Bars

These three recipes are just the icing on the protein ball cake. Try them all, and you'll be hooked on these bite-sized snacks.

This Could Be the Secret to Your Best HIIT Workout Ever

Your HIIT workout may be missing a key element, and it has nothing to do with how much you sweat.

5 Unconventional Post-Workout Drinks

Plus, whether you should sip 'em or skip 'em.

10 "Junk Foods" That Actually Boost Your Workout

Don't write off all junk foods. Some are perfect for eating right before or after a sweat sesh.

What The Heck Is Fitness Beer?

How one man is bringing the protein shake-beer to a gym near you

Do I Need to Eat After Cardio Workouts?

Sorry to burst your bubble, but according to experts, there's no need to refuel after that cycling class.

4 Nutrition Rules to Combat Running-Induced Hunger

To find the best way to stay energized before, during, and after a run, Shape's nutrition editor sought out some expert advice.

3 Things You Need to Do Immediately After a Workout

Because it’s impossible to snack, stretch, and shower all at the same time, we got three top experts to prioritize your post-workout routine for you.

5 Great Packaged Post-Workout Snacks

Pack one of these dietitian-approved bites in your gym bag to be sure you properly refuel no matter how busy life is.

The No. 1 Way to Keep Metabolism Soaring Post-Workout

Keep burning fat long after you've untied your shoes, showered, and settled in at your desk with this easy trick.

Best Pre- and Post-Workout Snacks for Every Workout

Pair up your specific exercise—running, HIIT, barre, and more—with these foods for better performance—and a better body.

Protein-Packed Green Vanilla Almond Shake

With 11 grams of protein, this drink is perfect post-workout, but the coconut milk and almond butter taste is great anytime of day.

Post-Workout Peanut Butter Booster Smoothie

Satisfy your sweet tooth, build lean muscle, and restore energy with this delicious, creamy drink.

9 Smart Snack Swaps for a Better Body

Your between-meal bites probably aren’t as healthy as you think. Use these tweaks to make them more energizing, satisfying, and beneficial for your body and mind.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Post-Workout Alcohol

Swapping your post-gym protein shake for a shaken cocktail may not be as detrimental as you think—if you do 2 things.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Restoring Electrolytes

Coconut water or a sports drink seems healthy and smart after exercise, but there may be a better way to refuel your body.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Busting the Exercise-Hunger Myth

You’re starving after Tabata class, so you must be taking in more calories than you burn, right? We’ve got good news for you!

Ask the Diet Doctor: Post-Workout Antioxidants

Keep stretching after exercising, but if you’re doing this, you’re hindering your fitness progress.

2013 SHAPE Snack Award Winners

We tasted hundreds of healthy snacks to find the best 24 on the market.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Worst Post-Workout Snacks

Go ahead and splurge after the gym, but be sure you indulge in the right foods.

Trainers Reveal: My Favorite Post-Workout Snack

Find out how 12 top fitness experts refuel their bodies for optimal results.

10 New Foods That Power Up Your Workout

Get faster, stronger, leaner, and sexier and recover in less time with these delicious picks.

Snack Awards 2012: 34 Amazing Low-Cal Snacks

Curb cravings with these SHAPE-approved snacks under 200 calories.

The Best Foods to Eat Before and After Your Workout

How to use the power of nutrition for optimal results.

Ask the Diet Doctor: The Best Post-Workout Snack

Refuel your body after exercising with these healthy foods that won't cancel out the calories you just burned.