By Chelsea Bush
Should you trust your hunger meter after a workout? Two studies published this year reported that contrary to popular belief, exercise doesn’t make people hungrier. In fact, results showed that brisk exercise can decrease interest in food.
But other experiments have turned up evidence to the contrary. Some researchers have found that not only does exercise cause a perceived need to eat more, but that our pleasure response to food is heightened following a workout—and that even thinking about exercise can whet our appetites.
So does exercise make us hungry or doesn’t it? And if it does, should it? Read more »