You usually feel hungry after having a good session in the gym but this can be a problem and can cause you to binge eat, which makes it pointless to exercise. Moreover, some suffer from various issues like hypothyroidism for instance that makes you hungry all the time. Many feel hungry for no reason and this is what ultimately ends in eating just about anything causing weight gain. To fight this hunger, here are some exercises that have been found to keep you healthy and satisfied and which will take away that hungry feeling in 5-10 minutes.
1. Breath of frog
Your hunger can be fought off even if you haven’t eaten the whole day with the help of this Chinese gymnastic exercise which is simple. Use a chair or small table for support. Use your elbows to lean against it. Lean against the wall alternatively. In one deep breath suck your belly in as much as possible and hold it for 3-4 seconds. Then relax and exhale to make your abdominal muscles lose again. Perform this 10 times per set. This exercise can be helpful if you perform it before having any meal. After a couple of minutes or instantly you won’t feel hungry anymore.
2. Frog swaying on the wave
A good exercise to keep your appetite in check is frogs. You have to lie on your back to perform this exercise. You have to keep your legs parallel with each other and lift them slightly from the surface below. With one hand press your stomach and with the other press your chest. You have to expand your chest while breathing. This exercise will help you be satisfied with a small amount of food, but you have to perform it before each meal.
There is a move that can be added to a previously mentioned Chinese exercise which controls your thinking and breathing. You should focus on your breathing and hold it for 5 minutes.
4. Downward facing dog
Studies have proven that the urge to overeat can be reduced by 51% if you practice yoga regularly. Poses like a downward-facing dog can help you to satisfy your appetite for the entire day. You have to fold your torso into an inverted V by getting on all four of your limbs and lifting your lower back upwards.
You have to first get into the posture of the downward-facing dog. After that, you have to lay flat on your stomach and slowly raise your head while keeping your neck straight, just like a snake. You have to maintain this pose for just 20-30 seconds and then go back to the downward-facing dog posture.
You have to start with the downward-facing dog, similar to the cobra. Then, you have to move your head forward to appear that you are using your arms for lifting yourself before reverting to the downward-facing dog position. You can even do a side plank where you use one arm for support.
7. Tree Pose
You can perform this exercise by standing up with your arms at the side of you. Then you have to raise one leg and rest it against the other leg while planting your foot on the inner thigh of the other leg. Hold that position while keeping your hands in a prayer position.
8. Half boat
You have to sit on the ground with your legs straight and then slightly bend your knees and hold them in the air. Try to make your hands appear as if they are reaching for your legs by just keep your hands straight and maintain this position for some time.
9. Plow Pose
This exercise you will have to perform while relaxing and lying on your back. Slowly raise your legs straight and then try to touch the surface above your head with your toes. You should try to extend as much as possible if you can’t touch the floor and maintain this position for some time.
10. Warrior Pose
Virabhadrasana or warrior poses are said to be very helpful, but there is the only one that helps to fight off hunger. On top of a yoga mat, stand up straight and take a big step behind using your left foot to form an angle of 45 degrees. Then keep your left leg straight while bending your right knee.
11. Jump rope
A study in 2013 proved that people who jump rope tend to have less urge to binge eat in comparison to cyclers. The pain of hunger is fought off by the additional stress given on the bones and muscles.