April 23, 2009
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The exercise-more, eat-more attitudecan backfire, according to a recentstudy. After 328 overweight womenexercised for six months, those who hadworked out for 190 minutes a week lostthe same amount of weight on averageas those who exercised just 70 minutes."The frequent exercisers said they feltentitled to eat more," says lead studyauthor Tim Church, M.D., directorof preventive-medicine researchat the Pennington BiomedicalResearch Center in Baton Rouge,Louisiana. Reward yourself witha hot bath instead. After all,what you really deserve is tosee your work pay off.