Do you work out to eat or eat to work out? Many people turn to food as a reward after exercising. Good nutrition after a workout is important, but if you overeat, you’ll get too many calories and cancel out your weight-loss efforts. Try these tips to avoid binging:
1. Keep a log.
Write down the calories you consume and the calories you burn with your workout. Better yet, use a fitness monitoring device. Being aware of your daily activities can help you consume less.
2. Change your reward system.
Rewards don’t always have to include food. Try going for a manicure or getting a face shave or massage. You can even sign up online for fitness direct rewards.
3. Prepare meals.
Prepare your after-workout meal before you exercise. You’ll know exactly how much you are consuming and stop when you’re done. Give yourself an hour after the meal before you snack to see if you are truly hungry.