A small trap to get into when working out is that desire to eat more.
You will either feel that you have ‘earned’ the right to eat more just because you have worked out or your metabolism goes crazy and your blood sugar is low, so the temptation is to grab anything in sight.
I really like my foods and one of my earliest errors when I first started going to the gym was thinking that I could eat as much as I wanted and eat any types of foods because I was going to the gym on a regular basis.
It didn’t also help that I was another one of those youngest with the desire to get ‘big’ (when actually I meant strong and cut).
I was hitting heavy weight at the gym, but I was also doing heavy eating – for example going through a full pack of Jaffa Cakes after a workout. So in a way I did get big, but mostly in a fat sort-of looking way.
It took me many years to realise my error. One day I was contemplating on the cross trainer realising that I wouldn’t have to be doing so much boring cardio if I ate less sugary crap and would likely see a drop in weight.
So I began to eat less and when I did stuck to better nutritious food.
The result of this simple observation? I lost a lot of weight over a short period of time that eventually led to me getting in the best shape of my life.
Remember: the gym is only an hour of the day. It’s important to remember what is being done on the other 23 hours.