The Appetite to Exercise

Does working out induce you to eat more?

(HealthDayNews) -- It seems like a vicious cycle. You exercise to lose weight, but the more you exercise, the more you build up an appetite, and the more you eat. Right?

Not so, says the International Journal of Obesity Related Medical Disorders. Exercise doesn't increase appetite, and you won't automatically eat more just because you've worked off a few extra calories.

In fact, there is really no such thing as 'working up an appetite.' What there is, is working up to a feeling that you deserve a treat for all that hard work.

What you have to watch out for is rewarding yourself for working or playing hard by eating or drinking more calories than you've burned.

So next time, just celebrate with water.

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