Exercise and appetite
Published: July 22, 2022
In the extreme too little physical activity or exercise and too much food can create an unhealthy body as can too much physical activity or exercise and too little food.
People sometimes experience little weight loss and possibly weight gain through increased physical activity with no change to their dietary habits.
Restricting food intame without increasing physical activity may result in initial weight loss, but may not be sustainable over the long term.
Somewhere along the spectrum, in between the extremes, you will find a combination of diet and physical activity that will help you attain and maintain a healthy body weight.
In our quick fix and quick results society diets which promote rapid weight loss results appear to be venerated.
However, many of these diets either ignore the benefits of physical activity or prescribe a less than healthful physical activity requirement.
Some people experience initial weight gain (or no weight loss) when they start a physical activity or exercise program, even with dietary changes.
However, over time weight loss occurs along with many other beneficial physiological changes.
One reason that people may experience weight gain or no weight loss when energy expenditure is increased is that dietary intake may also increase...link to the full article to learn more.
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