What You Need to Know About Exercise and Hunger

post-workout-hunger-628x363Once you’ve begun your minimalist exercise training there are important things you need to be aware of that influence your hunger and eating habits.

Most individuals upon exercising will find that they are seeing an increase in hunger. This is common and does make sense since more energy, you is expended on a daily basis when you are doing these intense exercise sessions.

In some cases this results in an overshoot of hunger meaning you will actually be hungrier in comparison to how hard you’re working.

In other words, you want to eat back the energy you burned off during that session and then some.

If weight loss is your goal and you proceed to do so, you will be working against your own efforts. You’ll then be in a positive calories balance and weight loss will no longer occur. You may gain some muscle which is always great news, but the chances that you will lose that excess fat is slim.

The solution is not a big mystery…if you find this happens to you, you need to learn how to control so that you don’t end up eating more than you should

For those that are exercising more than they should, this condition does tend to happen most often.

If you are overdoing the workouts or exercising for hours each week, this could be what’s contributing to the increase in hunger levels. If you cut back to a healthier level, you’d discover that you would see your hunger level approaching a more moderate level.

In some cases, additional means need to be taken.

Some strategies that you can use for maintaining better control include:

Doubling up on your servings of vegetables to get more fiber into your day.

Making sure you are eating enough healthy fats-and accounting for calories they provide.

Sipping on hot beverages such as tea or coffee to help fill the stomach and calm hunger.

Chewing gum to take the edge off the craving to have something in your mouth.

Making sure that you are eating enough total carbohydrates around your workout (you may need to add more to this time and then cut back on them at other points during the day).

Just making a few small changes can help you quickly gain control over your hunger so you’re back on track again.

There are some people that experience the impact of exercise in the opposite manner. Rather than making them hungrier, it actually blunts their hunger. Still others might experience a combination of both.

Whatever your situation, the most important thing to note is that you must make sure you are accounting for your food intake.

Bottom line is you don’t ever want to avoid exercise because of the influence you might believe it will have on your hunger level. Exercise is important to a well-rounded program for health enhancement so simply learn how to structure exercise with diet for optimal results.

Just give your body time and learn how it is responding and adjusting and remember that you do need to be consciously aware of what you’re taking it at all times.

Nutrition plays a HUGE part in determining your overall health. It is often said that you cannot out-train a bad diet, and that is true. This is because when it comes to maintaining your body weight, what you EAT is more likely to affect whether you can attain your health and fitness ideals than what you do in the gym.

So for that reason I created “The Minimalist Exercise And Nutrition Program.”

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