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.