Eve's Health & Fitness

DOB: October 27 CURRENT RESIDENCE: North Eastern Oklahoma OCCUPATION: Certified Group Fitness Instructor HEIGHT:5'1"; WEIGHT:105 lbs.; BF%:14.3% bodyfat FAVORITE BODY PARTS TO TRAIN: Back, abs FAVORITE CHEAT MEAL: Mexican and any dark chocolate CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Featured as a fitness role model in Chad Tackett's Global-Health & Fitness website: http://www.global-fitness.com/ DESCRIBE MYSELF: Competitive, energetic, persistent, focused, consistent, and driven.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Hungrier Now That You're Exercising?

Your body is trying to replenish its fuel stores, and if you're not careful, you could negate your entire exercise session in one postwork-out binge. Luckily, there are smarter ways to take the edge off hunger. Use these strategies and, with any luck, your workout will lead to a flatter, not flabbier, belly.

Ease up a bit. Vigorous workouts can rev up your appetite, finds a University of Ottawa study. Thirteen women consumed enough to replace nearly all the calories they burned during high-intensity exercise. When they did lower-intensity walking, they had healthy appetites but still netted a 177-calories deficit for the day.

Sip more. It's possible to mistake thirst for hunger, so drink before you eat. People who drink about 7 cups of water a day eat nearly 200 fewer calories than those who get less than a glass a day, reports a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Eat within 30 minutes. Research suggests that working out just before a meal may help curb appetite. In studies where meals were served 15 to 30 minutes after exercise, participants were less likely to eat back the calories they'd just burned than those who had to wait an hour or more to eat.

Eat wisely. Can't have a real meal right away? Skip the energy bar and eat a carb-and-protein snack instead, such as a 6-ounce fat-free yogurt with 1/2 cup of strawberries for just 97 calories.

Resources:
Michele Stanten is a Fitness Director, and a certified fitness instructor, author of Firm Up in 3 Weeks, and creator of four exercise videos.

Cheers,

Eve :-)

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