Can Exercise Make You Fat?

by Dr Naras Lapsys

A new study from Queensland University of Technology has shown that exercise can increase some people’s craving for high calorie and sugary foods. What the study found was that people can roughly be divided into 2 types: responders to exercise and non-responders. Non-responders choose higher calorie foods after exercise whereas non-responders prefer lower calorie, low fat foods. Therefore, people thinking of undertaking exercise for weight loss may first need to think if they have a predisposition for craving high calorie, high sugar foods. If this is the case, then a more tailored eating plan based around the exercise may need to be implemented in order for that person to successfully lose weight whilst getting fitter. This study shows us that exercise doesn’t work in the same way for everybody, at least when it comes to weight loss.

 

 

 

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