How many times have we seen people at the gym sweating it out and breaking their back (quite literally, sometimes) for months at end, only to get frustrated at the lack of progress and give up? They get back to it, of course, as a new year’s resolution the following year, but sometimes it just doesn’t work. Some lift heavier, run faster and try useless things ‘bro-science’ tells them to, everything except that one most important thing: eat right. “You are what you eat” unfortunately holds more water than we’d like it to.
There could be various reasons for it. From being generally ignorant about what to eat, to a simple lack of will to make the extra effort, we’re all sort of guilty of not going all the way. So before you lose your marbles fretting over what to eat post a solid workout session, here we give you a list of places you can go to for that healthy, wholesome meal.
Where: Punjabi Bagh, GK-II, Pashchim Vihar, Rajouri Garden
Open from 8:30 am to midnight, it is popular for its protein shake, immunity booster shake, watermelon juice and whole wheat wraps, among other things. The items in the menu are decently priced and they give a calorific and nutrient breakdown, which comes in handy if you want to keep a count of your macros.
Where: Vivek Vihar, Indirapuram
Like Nutritious nation, they also give a calorific and nutrient breakdown, telling you how much carbs, protein and fat you get in each item that you order. From whole wheat pasta to chicken mince with boiled eggs, they have a nice menu that is sure to catch your attention. They also have vegan options.
Head to cafe healthilicious if you’re in the mood for some grilled chicken or chicken salad. They also have protein shakes, including an isopure shake, which is a low fat, low carb shake. Perfect for those trying to gain some lean muscle while cutting down on fat.
Where: KG Marg, Connaught Place
Gogourmet is famous for its salads and fruitbowls. The menu is tempting and includes delicious items like smoked chicken rice bowls (slurp). Be sure to check it out.
Where: Lodhi Colony
They have a menu that screams ‘delicious’ with items including protein pancakes, whole wheat dalia, oatmeal, and detox juices, among other things. They are reasonably priced and they also have gluten free options. Win-win!