I LOVEEE working out, but you know what I don’t love?! Being hungry all day after a hard workout 🙅🏼♀️ Here are a few tips that have helped me crush hunger post-workout:
01. Opt for a real meal with your major macros
As in, something with a little protein, fat, carb & bonus points for fiber, rather than a protein shake or bar. Nothing is wrong with a protein shake or bar; however, whole foods keep us fuller for longer and crush hunger post-workout. So if you're looking for that satiety and full feeling, aim to get something like avocado toast with eggs, a chicken quinoa salad, or a turkey sandwich!
02. Eat ENOUGH to feel full and satisfied
Instead of just stopping because you finished what you put on your plate, aim to allow yourself to feel full. Fullness isn't a bad thing – it's a great thing. It means our bodies have had enough to sustain us for hours! If we don't reach that fullness, it simply means we're going to be hungry again sooner rather than later. Opt for something filling rather than just eating something to hold you over.
03. Aim for eating within 1-2 hours to crush hunger post-workout
After burning energy, your body is ready for more energy! The sooner your body gets fuel, the sooner it can begin repairing the work you just did on your body. Instead of waiting until you’re starving, plan something soon after.
And the biggie:
Let go of your attachment to the amount of food!! Sometimes a breakfast sandwich keeps me full for 4 hours, and some days it keeps me full for just 2. That’s okay!! Listen to your body! Our bodies are not robots and sometimes need more energy.
Watch the video below for some ideas on post-workout meals that crush hunger!