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Refuel and Replenish by Eating These Foods After a Workout

September 18, 2014 5:04 pm

The foods that you eat before your workout help to increase your energy level, but it’s the food that you eat afterward that’s really important. What you eat after exercising helps to repair muscle tissue and to replenish glycogen, which is an important aspect of building the lean, toned body that you strive for. Here are some of the best foods to refuel with after a workout.

  1. Bananas. Bananas are high-glycemic carbohydrates, which provide you with an instant boost to replenish your energy quickly. Try slicing one up and eating it with peanut butter on top of a rice cake.
  2. Greek yogurt with berries. Greek yogurt is packed with protein, which is very important in building muscle. Your muscles are depleted of their usual amino acids after lifting weights or performing an intense cardio workout, and this healthy snack helps to build them back up.
  3. Tuna sandwich. The combination of healthy carbs and proteins is one of the very best things to eat after working out. Spread some tuna on whole wheat bread to refuel after that gym class.
  4. Water. Replenishing your body’s fluids is just as important as replenishing its food supply. Be sure to drink plenty of water after working out to avoid becoming dehydrated.

6 Smart Snacks to Eat After Your Workout [Fitness Magazine]
What to Eat After You Work Out [Spark People]
Food as Fuel – Before, During and After Workouts [American Heart Association]

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42 The Restaurant: Dinner With a View

September 17, 2014 4:09 pm

The name of 42 The Restaurant comes from the floor on which it's located – 42 – of the Ritz Carlton, Westchester. As you can expect, the location provides stunning views and an atmosphere that makes this restaurant the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion.

Chef and owner Anthony Goncalves, who also serves as personal chef for Coach Mike Woodson of the New York Knicks, has created a restaurant with a focus on Portuguese cuisine. The menu changes based on what's in season, but guests recommend the PFC (Portuguese fried chicken), consisting of a thigh, served with garlicky kale, cheese grits, and tomato honey, as well as the chilled half lobster, served out of the shell with charred lemon vinaigrette and avocado mustard.

This restaurant is popular, and reservations are recommended if you're planning a visit.

Ritz Carlton Westchester
1 Renaissance Square
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 761-4242
Read the reviews on Yelp

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Tiki Bash Contest WINNER Revealed!

September 12, 2014 9:00 pm

A huge congratulations to Zenobia for posting a picture on Instagram using #WindsorAtTheGramercy and winning Most Faces in a Frame! Her post had six faces all together! This contest was super close with the runner up posting four faces in the frame! Zenobia and her resident friends squeezed in just a couple more to all earn a gift certificate to Starbucks!

Thank you Zenobia, Sarah, Pritha, Arun, Jyothi, and Maria for participating- great picture, enjoy a coffee on us!

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