How to handle an increased post-workout appetite

Is post-workout hunger a thing? While different studies related to the query yield different results, many of us that experience an increased appetite post-workout would certainly answer with a “yes.”

Keep your post-workout appetite in check by implementing low-intensity activities into your routine. Photo: Christopher Campbell/Unsplash

According to research, there are two hormones that regulate hunger in the body: gherlin, which stimulates appetite in the short term, and peptide YY, which suppresses appetite. Depending on which workout you are choosing, you may be producing either more gherlin or peptide YY.

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Hormones aside, an increased appetite as a result of working out may stem from how intense your activity levels are. Higher-intensity workouts will yield higher rates of hunger, whereas…

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