Nothing’s more annoying than burning calories only to ruin all the hard work done by overeating in the next hour. We always are surrounded by this myth, that we now have liberty to gorge on our favourite food as we have sweated it out in the gym! Let’s have a glance to simple and effective ways to avoid that insane hunger after workout.
- Grab a pre-workout snack
Eat healthy, fibre rich snack before working out. This will not only help in satisfying your hunger but will also give you energy in slow interval. And your craving for food immediately after a workout is over.
- Get rid of the habit
We tend to confuse habit with necessity. We might have noticed that, we are not really that hungry but, crave for food because our mind knows that we have sweated it out. Consciously work on breaking the habit of eating post a workout.
- Have high carbs and protein food
Always opt for a snack which is high in carbohydrates and proteins. Whole wheat bread or multigrain bread sandwich with chicken / paneer filling or wheat bread toast and scrambled or poached egg whites are the ideal and healthy options. You’ll not only suppress your hunger but your body will also heal faster.
- Drink enough water during and after workout
Water tends to make you full. Moreover, you need to regain all the fluids you have lost through sweating. Before reaching out to your post – workout snacks, drink a glass of water and wait for at least 15-20 minutes. You will see your hunger vanishing.
- Schedule your workout close to meal time
Often after workout, you feel like hogging on a junk food menu! However, you can avoid this planning your workout right before your regular meal time. You can rest for 15-20 minutes after your workout and directly proceed to having your meal. This will avoid you from taking in those additional calories in the form of special post – workout snack.
- Enjoy your exercise routine
A recent study conducted by Cornell University showed that people who enjoy their workout eat less afterwards. Try to vary your fitness session frequently, if typical workout bores you. Keep switching to a new form of workout to retain your interest in it!!