Fitness Tip of the Day: Exercise Before You Eat

Portion control comes easier after a bout of sweating

"Want more control over your diet? Save big meals for just after your workouts—it will help you better control your portion sizes. According to our research, published in the October issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, women were less likely to be motivated by food shortly after exercising for 45 minutes, i.e., they had a smaller appetites and were less likely to overindulge. For best results, aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous exercise five days a week. "

—Michael Larson, Ph.D., is the study author and an assistant professor of psychology at Brigham Young University, where he also concentrates on psychophysiology and neurophyschology.

As reported by Bethany Marzewski

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