When it comes to losing weight one of the first things most people will try is exercise. Anything from going for a walk to high intensity interval training has been touted by some to help with weight loss. In this post I am going to introduce a recent research that may contradict this notion.
According to recent research, exercise is not the best way to jump start a weight loss program. There are a few reasons for this. First, exercise will actually account for a small portion of your daily calorie burn. Most of the calories you use in a day will actually be due to normal daily activities. Second, Exercise can lead to eating more calories than we burn. Obviously you will get hungry after exercise. Most people, however, actually eat more after exercise than was actually burned off. Third, exercise can lead to slowing down in other parts of your daily life (resting up). This can negate the calories burned during exercise.
It is for this reason that in our Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky weight loss centers we advocate a sensible diet over exercise.