A good exercise routine is a good way to lose weight and keep your body healthy. It’s a common thing for most women to experience an extreme urge of eating after they work out. Considering the amount of energy that the body uses up during the exercise, you are justified to feel the urge to compensate the energy spent.
However, the feeling of extreme hunger is not okay since it leads to overfeeding. All the calories lost during the exercise are regained thus cancelling out the effect of the exercise. If you are facing this kind of problem, do not worry. Here are a few tips on how to keep your workout from making you want to eat the world.
Eat before you workout
If you begin your workout on an empty stomach, you will be extremely hungry at the end of it and this is why it is important to eat something before your workout. I suggest you eat a small regular meal with a good blend of carbohydrates and protein. If you do not want a full meal, try a snack or snack bar. Whatever you choose is fine as long as you eat before you begin your exercise. This way, you will not feel like eating the world after your workout and better still, the food will prevent muscle breakdown during the workout.
Do not exceed your limits
One of the most common mistakes when it comes to working out is that a large number of people over-train with the hopes of losing weight quicker. This is not how it works, instead you end up feeling extremely exhausted and hungry. It is therefore important to know the limits your body can take during a single workout session. If you stay within your limits, you will reduce your urge for food after the workout.
You should try incorporating three healthy snacks between meals throughout the day, this helps reduce your overall calorie intake. The snacks also keep your metabolism bumped up and increase energy in the body. The constant supply of energy in the body supplied by the snacks will keep you from pigging out after your workout session.
Believe it or not, the feeling of extreme post-workout hunger might be triggered by mild dehydration. This is why you should carry a water bottle during your workout. Take a few swigs of water after every 15 or so minutes and finish up the water once your workout is done. The water will replace the fluids lost during your workout and even reduce your appetite.
Control your urges
The brain is actually one of our strongest assets. Use it to talk yourself out of eating a lot after your workout. Ask yourself whether it is really necessary to eat after working out. Sometimes it is all in your head and you are not really hungry. Train yourself to say no to excessive indulgence in food after you exercise. Do not let all that hard work go to waste.