By: Jessica Cassity
Let's be honest: Who hasn't made a post-workout beeline through the front door straight to the fridge? A hard physical effort not only deserves a snack, but needs one. Fueling up after an intense training session plays an important role in repairing and rebuilding the muscles that you've just broken down through exercise (read more about how much protein to consume to reach fitness goals here). But is exercise always followed by intense hunger, or is it just an excuse to enjoy the activity we love most: eating?
According to a new study published in the American College of Sport Medicine's monthly journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, British researchers discovered that working out is an effective way to make you feel less hungry and even encourage you to take in fewer calories. What's even more surprising is the types of exercise that may work best for appetite control.