Recently I came across an article discussing pitfalls of running. However, weight gain wasn’t one I expected. Yet and still, it is one I experienced first hand. How can that be? It’s not as hard as you imagine. Now it appears someone else raises this issue too.
Last year, I discussed how you can eat yourself past your workout. It stands to reason, the more you work (or believe you’re working out) the hungrier you become. This can stand between you and the goal you wish to accomplish, if weight loss is indeed the primary reason you’re running.
Enthusiasts of other exercise routines need not rejoice.
I’ve seen a fair share of body builders pile on the pounds; and not in the way of muscle. Truth is no matter what your workout, if you eat your way past it, you can gain weight. How many calories should I be expending? How do I know how much exercise to perform to lose unwanted pounds? See my posts Let’s take the guess-work out of this, dated November 9th, 2013, and In case you missed it …dated May 11th, 2013.
Yes, you will be hungrier when you begin exercising regularly. Although hopefully, what you choose to eat will not be the foodstuffs of pre-workout days. You may find you want to eat the broccoli, lean chicken breast, or fish. Well maybe the latter, not so much. I despise fish.
All for now. Keep up and keep at it. Need a little help getting started? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you have written before, you have to know what your fitness goals are; what body you want; and what you plan on doing to get it there.