I have had a fairly regular workout schedule for about six months now. On Monday and Wednesday mornings I take a one hour spin class and then a thirty minute abs class. Then on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings and Saturdays, I run. I really like this schedule, but I have been noticing that on my spin days I feel hungrier than on non-spin days.
I did some research on this and found conflicting information. I had read and agree that rigorous exercise does decrease the appetite temporarily; I am more interested in what it does for the rest of the day. On my spin days, I usually eat a packet of oatmeal and a hard-boiled egg before class. By the time my classes are over, I am starving! I get home and drink my usual Shakeology for lunch. It does not keep me full on spin days like it does on non-spin days. My Mondays and Wednesdays tend to follow a similar pattern of eating but still being hungry all day. I do not experience this on my non-spin days. It is so much easier for me to stick to a lower calorie eating plan on days I work out in the evenings. I am thinking about switching up my schedule and moving all my workouts to evenings.
I am not sure what to do about this. The calories I torch during my morning workouts, I eat later in the day. This is contributing to my slow weight loss. Have you had similar experience with exercise and hunger? How did you overcome it?
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