If you find yourself feeling famished after a good workout, you are not alone. While it is important to replenish energy levels and repair muscle, you don’t want to eat back all the calories (or more) that you just burned.
The following hints will help to avoid overeating despite that rumbling belly:
- Schedule your workouts before one of your main meals.
- Prep a meal so it’s ready or just needs to be heated up when you get home.
- Try to think of exercise as fun to take away a need to reward yourself with food after.
- Drink water during and after physical activity.