Exercise Reduces Your Desire for Fatty Foods

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

Here’s another reason to focus on your exercise program: it may lower your desire for high-calorie, fatty foods like fries and ice cream. That’s according to a recent study from the University of Leeds, which looked at middle-aged adults as they began exercising consistently.  Let's take a look at the main points:

  • In the study, overweight people who exercised for four months were less likely to seek out fatty foods than the sedentary group.

  • Consistent exercisers also reported fewer instances of recent binge eating.

  • The findings show that exercise helps you maintain a healthy weight with mechanisms other than burning calories during a workout. 

  • This study looked at overweight people, but in past studies similar results have been seen in normal weight people who exercise consistently.

  • The outcomes varied from person to person, possibly due to their genetics, personality, lifestyle, and body composition.

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