The most important meal of the day besides breakfast is the post workout meal. Regardless of the intensity of effort, carbohydrates should be the majority of your calories in the post workout meal. Why? Because after your workout energy has been depleted from your muscles. Energy is needed by the muscles to remove waste and begin repairs. Although amino acids are needed for tissue repair carbohydrates are just as important. For this reason your post workout meal should be high in carbohydrates and moderate in proteins depending on how rigorous your routine is.