4 Tips for Crushing Post-Workout Hunger From A Certified Nutritionist

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Ryann Nicole

After an intense workout, you’re riding high on those endorphins and feeling like a superstar. But then it hits you – the post-workout hunger that seems insatiable, turning you into a bottomless pit. If you’ve ever experienced this, you’re not alone. The good news is that there are ways to conquer that ravenous feeling and ensure your body gets the nourishment it needs to recover and thrive.

4 Tips for Crushing Post-Workout Hunger

Let’s discuss four essential tips that will help you conquer post-workout hunger and leave you feeling satisfied, strong, and ready for whatever the day throws your way. Say goodbye to endless snacking and hello to smart, satisfying choices. It’s time to take charge of your post-workout nutrition!

Opt for a Filling Meal

After a killer workout, opt for a proper meal. Think about incorporating your major macros – protein, fat, carbs – and if you can sneak in some fiber, even better. While there’s nothing wrong with a trusty protein shake or bar, they might not fill you up as much as a hearty meal.

Eat Enough

One of the most common mistakes is just eating something to stave off the hunger. Nope, that’s not the solution. You need to eat enough to actually feel full and satisfied. It’s about nourishing your body, not just quieting the growls.

Be Practical

Don’t wait until you’re absolutely famished to eat. Aim to refuel within 1-2 hours post-workout. Your body needs replenishment, and it’s best to give it what it deserves when it needs it.

And here’s the big one:

Let Go of Food Attachment

Listen up – your body is a unique machine. Sometimes, a simple breakfast sandwich might keep you full for a solid 4 hours, but other days, it’s down to just 2. That’s completely okay! Your body’s needs can vary, and it’s crucial to listen to what it’s telling you. So, let’s ditch that rigid idea of a set amount of food and focus on giving your body what it craves. Post-workout hunger, you’ve met your match!


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Ryann Nicole

Licensed Therapist, Certified Nutritionist, and Virtual Wellness Coach

Ryann is a licensed therapist and virtual wellness coach who has assisted individuals worldwide in establishing a healthier relationship with food and their bodies.

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