Workout of the Day (WOD)

Friday 1/16/15

Snacking when you’re not hungry

Food lures us in at the checkout counter, local coffee shop—everywhere. With all the offerings at your fingertips (and just a bite away), you can sometimes eat by impulse and not because you’re actually hungry. Snacking when you’re not hungry can cause you to skip actual meals and miss out on important nutrients and minerals throughout the day.  Snacking when not hungry doesn’t allow you to practice listening to your body and respecting your body’s natural hunger and fullness cues.  Learning to listen to these cues from your body on when to eat and when to stop is vital to reaching and maintain a healthy weight … and a happy relationship with food.

Eating too fast

Slow down. Where’s the fire? If you eat too fast, you aren’t giving your body enough time to realize that you’re full. Scarfing down your food doesn’t give your brain or gastrointestinal tract enough time to process the fact that your body is being fed. Over time, this will not only lead to overeating and weight gain, but eating too fast can also increase your likelihood for heartburn and bloating. Eat slower and you can better know how satisfied, or dissatisfied, your stomach really is. Chatting with your dinner partners at mealtime. If alone, put your fork down in between bites, chew and swallow before putting more food in your mouth.

STOP STOP STOP Skipping breakfast

How many times have you heard, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? Well, it is. Skipping the first meal can make you crash (and eat more) later on in the day. It can also mean less energy during the day for workouts, and make concentrating harder throughout the morning. By the time lunch rolls around, you’re ravished. Breakfast eaters are thinner, can better process information in the morning, and have lower blood pressure.

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Strength:
Back Squat
6 Sets of 4 Reps @ 85% 1RM

WOD:
5 Rounds
20 Wall Balls (20/14)
20 Lunges (each leg = 1)
10 Toes to Bar

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