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