Why you seem to get so much more hungry on rest days

Here is the reason why hunger never ends

 It can come about because a few important things are happening to your body, which affects your appetite regulation. 

These things include: –

  1. Resting metabolic rate
  2. How much muscle mass do you have?
  3. Changes in hormones that control your appetite

When we exercise, our appetite regulators become stimulated. When we experience some energy deficit because of the amount of weight we lift, or the duration of our training, the hunger regulating hormones seem to trigger us to eat more as a response mechanism. Sometimes there is a delay in compensation responses to the exercise and volume we’ve previously completed. Appetite stimulation doesn’t happen to everyone, and it’s not usually something that occurs all the time. Your responses usually have a lot to do with the food you ate during the day or if you are the kind of person that eats when hungry (and not on a meal by meal data plan). Glycogen becomes depleted from exercise; it’s a priority for our bodies to restore those levels for use next time. This increase in hunger can be your bodies indication of the restock necessity. It’s very typical to feel hungrier or lack an appetite regularly. The most beneficial thing you can do is pay attention to these signals and adjust your eating accordingly. Keep those extra macronutrients within reason. Your body may be hungry and seeking to replenish lost glycogen, and it’s in your best interest to eat as healthy as possible. Make sure you stick to your diet and drink plenty of water — should you feel the need to eat without actually being hungry. The feeling of innate hunger may pass in due time. However, if the need persists, then go ahead and eat. As long as you keep your goals close to you, nothing can stop you. If you would like to read more articles like this or start writing your own, please sign up via my link. I’d love to see you on the other side. Sign up here for your medium subscription

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