How Exercise Influences Hunger and Weight Loss

Recent research shows that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning may reduce food cravings, both immediately afterward and throughout the day.

Exercising first thing in the morning, especially if done on an empty stomach, has been shown to have a number of health benefits, including preventing weight gain and insulin resistance.

Your choice of breakfast food may play a significant role in decreasing or heightening sensations of hunger afterward. Carbohydrate-rich breakfast foods can significantly increase hunger – especially if you are lean, with healthy insulin sensitivity.

Previous research has revealed that exercise may also help control your body weight by altering hormones released by your gut after a meal.

When exercising in a fasted state, it’s critical to eat a recovery meal within 30 minutes post-workout. This meal should NOT be skipped in the name of fasting. Fast-assimilating protein, such as whey, is ideal for brain and muscle recovery.

Read the full article at: http://fitness.mercola.com

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