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Think work­ing out makes you want to eat more? Think again.

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The lat­est re­search on get­ting lean.

“Ex­er­cise does not make you hun­grier — at least not in the hours fol­low­ing it,” said Dr. David Stensel at the Na­tional Cen­tre for Sport and Ex­er­cise Medicine East Mid­lands (U.K.). Stensel and his col­leagues stud­ied the changes in a woman’s hor­mones, be­hav­ior and psy­chol­ogy to calo­rie con­trol fol­low­ing ex­er­cise.

Af­ter a work­out, women dis­played a de­crease in the hunger hor­mone ghre­lin and in­creased lev­els of the hunger-sup­press­ing hor­mone pep­tide YY, op­po­site to what oc­curred when women were placed on only a calo­rie-re­stricted plan.

You’ll Eat Less, Not More

The ex­er­cis­ing women also con­sumed ap­prox­i­mately 30 per­cent fewer calo­ries at a buf­fet meal fol­low­ing the work­out.

These ben­e­fits ap­pear to work for a short pe­riod fol­low­ing train­ing. If you’d like to test it out for your­self, just fol­low the study’s ex­er­cise pro­to­col: 90 min­utes of mod­er­ate-in­ten­sity tread­mill run­ning. Your Plan: Be­cause ex­er­cise that is spread through­out a day has been shown in other stud­ies to give you ben­e­fits sim­i­lar to one long work­out, try break­ing up the 90-minute car­dio of the Stensel study into three 30-minute ses­sions dur­ing the day.

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