5 Easy Ways To Avoid Overeating After Workout

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3. Stay Hydrated

While it is true that your body filters water very quickly and water alone will not make you feel full for too long, it is essential to drink at least 64 ounces of water on a daily basis. This way, you will keep your body well-hydrated and it will function properly. At the same time, make sure to drink water in-between your workouts, as it will boost your energy and will fill you up. Focus on cold water, as your body will burn extra calories to heat it up during the workout!

4. Increase Your Intake Of Whole Foods And Foods Rich In Fiber

As mentioned above, it is important to focus on low-calorie foods that have high fiber contents, as these foods will make you feel full throughout the entire day. It often happens that we tend to eat in the evening not necessarily because we are hungry, but because we are bored – this is often referred to as “comfort eating” and it can ruin your diet. Having said that, focus more on whole foods such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains that have a low glycemic index as well as lean proteins: these foods will deliver you the nutrients your body needs.

5. Eat Less, But More Often

This is one of the golden rules of weight loss, as it is a known fact that if you eat only one or two very consistent meals a day, you will get fat. If you workout, then you must never skip breakfast as this will kick-start your metabolism. Eat something light yet nutritious for lunch, along with a small meal right before the workout. After you finish working out, you can eat fruits or boiled veggies, but do not overdo it.

Also, it is essential to eat a bit every three to four hours: this way, you will give your body a constant supply of calories and you will prevent blood sugar spikes, which are responsible for that intense feeling of hunger. However, don’t forget to count your calories and never exceed 2,000 a day, if you are an active person and you plan to lose weight!