Nothing is more annoying than burning calories only to ruin all the hard work by overrating in the next hour. Here are some simple and effective ways to avoid sating that insane hunger after a workout.
1. Enjoy your exercise routine
A recent study conducted by Cornell University revealed that people who enjoy their workout eat less afterwards. Try to make your fitness session fun. If you are bored with your workout, switch to a new form of exercise to retain your interest in it.
2. Get rid of the habit
Hunger often becomes more of a habit than a necessity. You may have noticed that you are not really that hungry, but you crave for food because your mind knows you have shed some sweat. Consciously work on breaking the habit of eating post a workout.
3. Have foods high in carbs and proteins
Opt for snacks that are high in carbohydrates and proteins. The classic peanut butter and jam sandwich is an ideal healthy option. You will not only suppress your hunger but your body will also heal faster.
4. Drink water during and after working out
Water tends to make you feel full. Moreover, you need to regain all the fluids you have lost through sweat. Before grabbing your post-workout snack, drink a glass of water and wait for at least 15-20 minutes. You will notice your hunger dying down.
5. Go for milk
Instead of having a snack, opt for a glass of low fat milk plain or chocolate. It is full of proteins and will help you feel fuller, it would also help manage post-workout cravings.