The good news is that a study reported on in the Journal of Physiology, found interesting results. They tested 3 groups of eager eaters, by feeding them Fine Fatty Festive Fare (even prior to the season) for 6 weeks.
Group 1 – Feast and NO Exercise. Well, as you can imagine this group of indulgers found themselves rotundly swelled gaining 3kg (6lbs) after just 6 weeks. That’s like strapping 6 bricks of butter to your waste…or butt!
Group 2 – Feast and then Exercise. After chomping down their fine fare they went out for a run or cycle. This group alas, also swelled up, but only by 1.5kg (3lbs)…that’s only 3 bricks of butter…not too bad…butt….
Group 3 – Exercise then Feast. This group ran (or cycled) before sinking their teeth into their fatty fare. And after 6 weeks of feasting…they had not gained any weight!
Quite simply, exercise increases metabolic rate (that important furnace needed to burn the excess food). So even though the exercise is over and we’re feasting, the metabolic furnace is operating in hyperdrive and burning as quick as you put it in.
So, get out and do an early morning run, and you’ll not only enjoy your meal more, you’ll be able to enjoy more of your meal…no if’s or butts!
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