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Thanks! – Ali
In regards to question 2, I recommend having at least a day in between both interval training and strength training workouts, especially if they are done on the same day to make sure your muscles and body in general has recovered from the previous workout.
– Kwesi (Kwesi Peters, CPT, Community Manager)
Sounds great, but what about the nutrition facts of this in comparison to “traditional” Mac n Cheese?
Thanks – Eric
In this case, the nutrition comparison is pretty remarkable (as you can imagine since you are swapping a high-carb starchy pasta for a vegetable!)… Assuming that this recipe will provide between 6 & 8 servings, the nutrition facts per serving would look something like this:
Fat: 1 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 4 g
Take 1 serving of a popular original macaroni & cheese (Kraft) and per prepared serving you end up with:
Carbs: 49 g
Fat: 19 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 9 g
Need I say more?! =)
– Jessica Zack ( Jessica Zack, Nutrition Contributor, HHC)
– Kristin (Kristin Rooke, CSCS, CPT)
A couple of questions, one, if you are fairly overweight or in bad shape, won’t any exercise cause some amount of after burn effect? Basically, walking and jogging for a very sedentary person could be considered “high intensity” for their body, and cause a similar afterburn to what a fit person would feel after sprints or high intensity cardio.
I’ve noticed if I have a long layoff of weight training, the first few weeks back I’ll feel a fair amount of muscle fatigue for days after training. An example is after squats, the next day I’ll feel somewhat winded climbing the stairs. Is that a sign of afterburn? Are my muscles still working to replenish an oxygen deficiency? – Jesse
– Marc Perry ( Marc Perry, CSCS, CPT)