Post run, these two secrets help you not eat the entire fridge

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Breaking the run a lot and eat everything in sight mentality

After a long run, it’s hard to resist the urge to eat everything in sight, much like how it’s hard to resist the pull of a toxic romantic relationship.

Just like a long run can leave you feeling exhausted and drained, a toxic relationship can also drain you of your energy and sense of self. And just as a post-run snack can provide a much-needed energy boost, a toxic partner can also temporarily provide a rush of excitement and validation.

Find out how to break the run a lot and eat everything in sight mentality and more on this episode of trees and dlake.

Understanding Your Body’s Needs

After a long run, it’s important to understand what your body needs to recover properly. While it’s easy to mistake thirst for hunger, make sure to drink plenty of water to ensure that you’re adequately hydrated. Dehydration can often lead to overeating, so it’s important to stay hydrated before and after your run.

Protein is Key

One of the best ways to combat post-run hunger is to eat more protein. Not only does it fill you up, but it also helps repair and build muscle tissue. Try incorporating protein-rich foods like fish and peanut butter into your diet to help keep your hunger at bay.

Eating Whole Foods

Another way to avoid overeating after a run is to focus on eating whole foods. Processed foods may be tempting, but they can leave you feeling unsatisfied and craving more. Instead, try whole fruits and vegetables and real meats to get the nutrients your body needs.

Counting Calories

While it’s not necessary to count calories all the time, it can be helpful to do so for a few days after a long run to get a better understanding of your body’s needs. This can help you determine how many calories you’re burning during your run and how many you need to consume to properly fuel your body.

Portion Control is Key

It’s easy to get carried away with your post-run meal, but practicing portion control can help you avoid overeating. Try putting everything you want to eat on your plate, and then take a third off and move it to the side. If you’re still hungry after your meal, you can always go back for more.

Keep Busy

Sometimes the urge to eat after a long run is simply a result of boredom or lack of activity. Keep yourself busy with other activities to take your mind off food. Consider looking at your diary to plan out your day or engaging in other hobbies to distract yourself.

Final Thoughts

Breaking the “eat everything” mentality after a run can be challenging, but it’s important to understand your body’s needs and fuel it properly. Incorporating protein-rich foods, whole foods, and practicing portion control can help you avoid overeating and reach your running goals. Remember to listen to your body and make adjustments as needed to find what works best for you. Happy running!

Episode Timestamps Of What You Will Learn & Highlights

  • Finding out if your body is dehydrated, hungry or tired.
  • The power of protein for satiation post run
  • Good fats
  • Keeping your brain and body busy
  • The thin line between over and under fueling
  • The benefits of counting calories for a few days
  • The 20 min post-meal rule
  • Eating whole foods
  • and more!

Notable Quotables

  • The body often mistakes hunger, thirst and fatigue
  • The killer is when you sit down after a run and don’t know what to do next, so you eat
  • When you start running, you tend to eat more than you’ve burned
  • Some people can eat whatever they want and not gain weight – that is not me.
  • The 20 min rule: 20 mins after eating, I ask myself if I’m hungry. If not, don’t eat more.



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