August 10, 2012

Why exercising can actually make you fatter


We all know exercise is good for our body and mind. But has it ever occurred to you that this could actually be the reason why you’re not loosing weight? Although it sounds absurd, researchers say one can not significant loose weight only by exercising, and, in some cases, this can actually make you fatter. The problem seems to be what scientists refer to as ‘compensation’. This means that the more activity we do, the more we eat, cancelling out the workout period. And although exercising burns calories, it also stimulates hunger.

Linia Patel, a sports dietician at the British Dietetic Association, suggests eating enough, “but stoping before getting to the point where you aren’t burning excess energy off. ”

Also, an hour of aerobic exercise, running or cycling, has been shown to suppress appetite more effectively than 90 minutes of weight training, because it reduces the hunger hormone.

Scientists say during the morning we burn out calories faster than when doing the same exercise in the evening. They suggest mixing and matching the types of workouts. Exercising on a relatively empty stomach will also temporarily diminish your appetite, so you eat less when you finish. That’s why, if you want to loose weight, you should not consume sports drinks or energy bars during or just before workout.