Think You Can Simply Work off That Extra Donut? Not so fast…

Think it’s okay if you splurge on some sugary stuff just a bit because you will burn off the extra calories at the gym tonight?
Think again.
Exercise by itself isn’t always enough to help you lose those extra pounds you’ve got hanging around.
A new study published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on January 28 helps explain why:
Your body adapts to higher activity levels, so you don’t necessarily burn extra calories even when you exercise more.
The researchers say the results suggest it’s time to rethink the effect of physical activity on daily energy expenditure.
They are also a reminder that you can’t outrun a bad diet.

This post was published at NutritionalAnarchy on January 28, 2016.

 

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