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I bought a new treadmill over the weekend which I'm very excited about! Now I can work out at night after dark.
I was on the treadmill and it said I burned 225 calories which I felt awesome about! Until I got done working out and was STARVING and ate an apple and 1 TBSP peanut butter which probably ended up being about 150 calories or so.
So my question for you is-do you eat after working out? Do you find yourself starving? Should I have just tried to ignore my hunger and went to bed? I had probably already reached my calorie limit for the day before I worked out-so I felt guilty eating the food.
You should actually eat something with protein after you work out. Working out speeds up your metabolism. If you starve your body your metabolism will shut down... if you feed it, it will actually continue to burn calories while you sleep. I never recommend going to bed hungry, especially starving. Your metabolism will shut down and your body will actually go into storage mode.
I usually drink a protein shake after a workout... within an hour of the end of my workout.
Just keep in mind... stick with protein for your post workout meal, avoid fat.