8 foods you should never eat after a workout

A protein shake isn't always advisable

One of the key pieces of advice you'll get from personal trainers and nutritionists alike is to refuel after a workout. You deplete your body of energy with exercise and your muscles take a hit, so it's important to repair and replenish with food within the hour.

But there's no point eating or drinking any old thing following a workout; some foods can do more harm than good. We asked Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Amy Wright, who's currently working with the healthy pan-asian eatery Itsu, to help us navigate the good from the bad. These are the types of food she recommends avoiding after exercise: