Quote of the Day: “There can be no comparison: nothing exists that is able to reverse itself as quickly as the mind.” ~ Buddha
Song of the Day: A Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Exercise of the Day: Power Plate
Affirmation: “I am becoming better at recognizing positive or negative thoughts, confidently choosing what to accept or dismiss.”
Tip: Does working out make you eat more?
This is great news for those motivated not just to shape up but also to slim down. If burning lots of calories won’t leave you hungrier than usual, then you’re less likely to undo your calorie burn after a workout by going on a food bender.
Working out may also affect the way the brain processes food cues. A 2012 study from Brigham Young University found that women who viewed images of food were less interested in actually eating the food they were shown if they had worked out that morning. What’s more, the women didn’t consume any more food on workout days than on non-workout days. This lead researchers to suggest that being active changed their neural functioning enough to decrease their motivation to eat.
So you’re probably asking, then why do I feel more hungry after workouts? You might want to check out how much protein you are getting and speak with a doctor about the appropriate amount of protein you should be having daily. Protein staves off hunger and supplies your muscles with the fuel they need. Without the proper amount of protein in your diet you just may end up binging on empty calorie foods in order to satisfy that craving.