Excuse – Exercise makes me hungry. Researchers in the UK have concluded that exercise does indeed make you hungry – but the overall result will still give you a calorie deficit. The food-exercise equation is imbalanced. It may take an hour to burn 500 calories but only five minutes to eat them back. Does that mean you should skip exercise if it makes you hungry and causes you to overeat? No. Although exercise is very important to your overall health, weight loss is mostly about the food. Three observations come to mind.
First, if you overeat after a workout, then you need to see why. Is it just an excuse to overeat? Yes, you might be hungry, but usually you are hungry by lunchtime. Just eat your regular portion. In addition, keep well hydrated during your workout. When you are finished, drink lots of water. Second, it is an excuse? By now if you have read any of these excuse blogs this year,then you know an excuse is a bad idea. Don’t make this an excuse to not diet. Third, just eat fewer calories then you burned doing your exercise. Keep a calorie deficit. Exercise in itself, unless intense, is not going to burn that many calories. So keep your eating the same as usual.