Why Exercise Wont Make You Thin

Whether because exercise makes us hungry or because we want to reward ourselves, many people eat more — and eat more junk food, like doughnuts — after going to the gym.

Apparently humans are not a species that evolved to dispose of many calories beyond what we need to live. After a long workout we often crave sugary calories like those in muffins or Gatorade. Self control is like a muscle that weakens each day after you use it. If you force yourself to jog for a hour, your self-regulatory capacity will be run thin.

"The most powerful determinant of your diatary intake is your energy expenditure. If you're more physically active you're gonna eat more".

What does it take to work off a blueberry muffin? (360 calories)
1. 33 min. Jogging (5mph)
2. 66 min. Gardening
3. 66 min. Lawn-Mowing
4. 92 min. Vacuuming
5. 115 min. Lifting Weights
6. 230 min. Folding Laundry

In short, it's what you eat, not how hard you try to work it off, that matters more in losing weight. You should exercise to improve your health but fiery spurts of vigorous exercise could lead to weight gain.

... So after eating three muffins in a row, I say I have lots of folding laundry to do!

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