Overview: Researchers from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln conducted a study appearing in the journal, Nutrients, showing how the timing of deciding a post-workout snack impacts eating unhealthy snacks later on. The researchers found that subjects who selected their post-workout snack before working out were less likely to consume an unhealthy snack.
From the Research (News Release): “Roughly 74 percent of participants who were asked prior to the workout session chose an apple, compared with 55 percent of those asked afterward – making the latter about one-third less likely to favor the fruit. And whereas just 14 percent of the pre-exercise group selected the brownie, about 20 percent of the post-workout group decided to indulge.”
Article Citation: Gustafson CR, Rakhmatullaeva N, Beckford SE, Ammachathram A, Cristobal A, Koehler K. Exercise and the Timing of Snack Choice: Healthy Snack Choice is Reduced in the Post-Exercise State. Nutrients. 2018; 10(12):1941.
Abstract Link: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10121941
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