There’s a 99%, if not 100% chance that you’ve been in this situation before – you finish a workout, you’re starving, and somehow before you know it you end up eating a large fully loaded sandwich.
You tell yourself, you earned it— because you just worked out! But on the contrary. “Many people rationalize pigging out on unhealthy food after a workout by telling themselves that they deserve it,” says James Ward, R.D., author of The Cruise Control Diet.
While refueling after you sweat is a great idea, it’s easy to undo all of your hard work if you overeat. Luckily, Ward says there are ways to prevent these post-workout binges. [Read more…]