Trying to Lose Weight? Ditch Calorie-rich Rewards After Exercise

30 sit ups = 1 donut ? Not quite.  If you’re working out regularly and still not seeing results, those calorie-bomb rewards after exercise might be the cause.   Check out this excerpt from an article on exercise and nutrition. 

“There’s a war between exercise and nutrition in our heads,” said American Council on Exercise spokesperson Jonathan Ross. “People tend to overestimate the amount of physical activity they get. They work out a little bit and treat themselves a lot.”

A report by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation showed that although Americans say they are more active, it has not made much of a dent in the obesity epidemic that affects more than one-third of U.S. adults.

Ross, a personal trainer based outside Washington, D.C., said exercise can play a role in weight reduction, but without broader lifestyle and nutritional changes, that role is limited.

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