New Delhi, Nov 7: ‘Exercise’ not just does miracles to our body, but also helps us to live a long life.
But a rigorous workout session can often leave you kicking around the kitchen, trying to fight off an insatiable hunger and if you are thinking to shed some weight, binge-eating is the last thing you want to do.
It happens to the best of us. You finish a grueling workout, dripping in sweat, and the first thing that comes to mind is ”food”
Of course, having a recovery snack of protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats post-workout will restore energy and repair muscle. But just how much should you be eating, and just how hungry is normal? If you can’t even make it to the shower before digging in, it could be an even greater problem than you realize.
So what should everyone do to control their hunger after a satisfying workout?
According to News.com.au, here are some tips that would help you to stop from under-doing all your hard work:
– Keep yourself Hydrated
Our body commonly mistakes thirst for hunger. So, if people would not be careful about that, then it would leave you thinking that you need to eat more.
So it is really important to make yourself hydrate before, during and after a workout to avoid misdiagnosed hunger.
– Be mindful of duration
The length of your workout also can affect how hungry you get, as the body can perceive a long workout as a famine making you really hungry.
To prevent overeating, plan your post-workout meal or snack before working up a sweat.
– Be wary of weights and water
Weightlifting and water sports can be real hunger-driving culprits. This is because pumping iron causes micro tears in the muscle. As they repair, your muscles grow bigger and stronger. So, the more muscle you have, the hungrier you get.
As for water sports, like swimming and water polo they are extra hunger-inducing because the temperature of the water cools down your body.
Being immersed in water also causes you to use every muscle in your body, so you tend to deplete energy stores quicker.