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Blog # 145

BLOG # 145

How Exercise Affects Your Appetite (3)

(3) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/24/well/move/exercise-appetite-weight.html?smid=em-share

For most of us, exercise impacts our hunger and weight in unexpected and sometimes contradictory ways.
Does being active make us ravenous afterward and prone to eating more than we perhaps should? Or does it blunt our appetites and make it easier for us to skip that last, tempting slice of pie?
A new study provides timely, if cautionary, clues. The study, which involved overweight, sedentary men and women and several types of moderate exercise, found that people who worked out did not overeat afterward at an enticing buffet lunch. However, they also did not skip dessert or skimp on portions. The findings offer a reminder during the holidays that while exercise has countless health benefits, helping us eat less or lose weight may not be among them.

opinion
I know people that spend money in a gym membership in the hope that they will lose weight, without modifying their diet. It never works.