What's your favorite way to exercise? Yoga? A good run? Swimming? Interestingly, researchers believe that different workouts may produce different food cravings afterward. Want to know which exercise produces fattier food cravings? The answer may surprise you...
When I was a child taking swimming lessons in the summer, I remember being so ravenously hungry after an hour in the pool. I loved it that my health-nut mom would allow us one candy bar afterward, and I'd always choose a PayDay.
Turns out, there may be some scientific explanation for my high-fat food cravings after splashing around in the pool. Researchers at Loughborough University studied how hormones stimulate hunger under various exercise conditions and found that different exercises produce different food cravings.
Swimming, for instance, they say, causes the body to crave foods higher in fat--which is even more true for those who swim in colder water. Runners tend to crave fruit, and high-water foods after a jog in the park. And, strangely, people who workout on treadmills tend to experience appetite suppression.
What do you crave after you workout?
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