I am definitely one of the women mentioned in the article whose appetite increases after exercise: Not immediately - like "MUST HAVE CHEETOS NOW" after I get off the elliptical, but perhaps later that day, or the next day, I'll be unsatisfied by my "normal" amount of food at a certain meal and find myself wanting seconds, or a snack after dinner, etc. When I am NOT exercising (when work is busier, or lots of family commitments) I find I am not as hungry and it is easier to stick to my daily calorie budget.
So should I stop exercising, now that I acknowledge it is not a successful weight loss strategy, and may even be causing me to GAIN weight by revving up my appetite? I'm going to say a big "NO" to that, because I need exercise for more than just calorie burn. I need it for the endorphin release that helps regulate my brain chemistry.
"Do What You Love; the Money Will Follow." (That's the title of a book I love -- and I'm working on getting the gumption to believe it!)
| current weight: 216.4