You like to exercise, you’ve developed a routine of working out. So you think you’re fit, but what most don’t realize are the poor detrimental habits that they have after their workout, which causes them to gain weight or fat, resulting in the workout becoming redundant. Some post workouts have become so routine, they’re not even recognized as being bad habits, then they wonder why they can’t get fit, lose weight, or gain muscle. Instead, the weight continues to increase, even once continuing the exercise regularly. So what’s needed, is considering your actions post workout, which may be the cause of the weight gain.
8. Sports And Energy Drinks
What’s pounded by ads are athletes constantly downing sports and energy drinks, this before and after their workouts. It’s not that these drinks are bad for you, this depending on the type of drink or situation, but your body usually doesn’t need what’s in them.
Those who train intensely may need the high sugar and electrolytes they contain, but the average weekend warrior doesn’t. The sugar they contain can actually cause weight gain. Unless the activity is extremely demanding such as running a marathon, the body can’t properly digest the sugar, so it turns into fat.
So instead of just grabbing an energy or sports drink thinking that you’re an elite athlete, eat snacks instead which are high in nutrients, and drink plenty of fresh cool water that’s infused with lemon.
7. Not Committing Yourself
Not being able to commit isn’t just bad for your personal relationships, but also bad for your next workout, as you’ll just pack on the pounds. Feeling great after a workout, should be something you look forward to and embrace.
So once the endorphin high wears off after a workout, you should be making plans to do it again. Just remembering how great it felt, should be enough. Those who exercises regularly, makes it a habit in their daily schedule, by religiously planning their next workout.
It’s best to set up a dedicated time daily, determining that exercise isn’t just something you do whenever you feel like it. Most make working out a mandatory part of their day. Then once you do happen to miss a work out, you feel guilty.
6. Rewarding Yourself Too Easily
There’s a dangerous mindset that working out, even moderately, gives you the ticket to ingest as many carbs and calories as you want. So as a post workout reward, many will eat poor detrimental food such as dessert, and it becomes a habit.
They know it’s easy for them to gain weight by eating sinful sugary food, but they fool themselves into believing, that they’ll just burn it off during their next workout at the gym. All they do however, is just gain weight.
Rewarding yourself is fine, provided it’s in moderation, this to reach your weight loss goals. If gorging on sweets has become a bad habit for you after your workout, then it’s time to snap the addiction. Your cravings shouldn’t be overtaking your willpower.