Hangry – you may have heard some athletes use this word, a combination of hungry and angry.
When someone’s sugar levels have dropped so low (usually after training) they crave food and mood wise are a little snappy or in tolerant. The scientific term for this is Renalin – low blood sugar state – starving feeling
If it is your intention to do a run on an empty tummy, then its expected (maybe just warn your partner before). You can do this by not eating for 3 hours before your training session. Just remember to recover after properly otherwise it will impair your next training session.
For recovery I would suggest:
1. Cool down
2. Stretches, foam rolling.
3. Epsom salt bath, with some cold water on your legs after (hot, cold – helps get “toxin’s” you don’t want out your muscles)
4. Refuel with healthy food and UCAN protein
What I have found has helped me with the “munchies” is adding some fat to my choc UCAN – so I have slow burning carbs keeping my sugar levels, level, some protein and some fat/oil.
I have found that MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil is best, as your body will know exactly what to do with it, and its runny at room temperature.
Until next time…
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