Here’s the reality of working your butt off at the gym, you will be hungry all the time! It’s just the nature of the beast. You are breaking down muscle and your body is begging for recovery.
It’s not just the post workout food that matters though, fueling up so that you can get the most out of your workout is just as important!
Everyone is a little different in how they process food so timing is something you have to play around with.
I personally have to eat a good mix of carbs, protein and fat for breakfast in order to set myself up to crush it in the gym. If I go too heavy on the protein, I feel a little sluggish. But if I’m not going to workout first thing, I want that extra protein because it will hold me over for a longer period of time.
Protein becomes your friend post workout as well, and as much as I am an advocate of eating natural sources of food, this is where a quick plant based protein shake can help out.
The moral of my post today, be prepared for hunger. I definitely have not been and need to do a better job!