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Exercise does some great things for the body and mind, but it can also trigger some serious hunger pains. While not everyone feels absolutely famished after lifting or getting in some cardio, those who do often end up overeating, taking in far more calories than they expended in the first place. But having a small snack before exercise and staying hydrated throughout exercise can help keep that appetite in check, allowing the body to signal when it’s really hungry as opposed to piling on the post-workout munchies.

The Takeaway: Try staying hydrated and having a small snack before exercise to keep post-workout hunger in check.

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