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Regular Exericise Helps Burn Binge Fat

A recent study confirmed what I feel our communal common sense has known for quite a while. Women who exercise regularly have a better chance of staying slim even if they indulge in a fatty diet for a few days.

It generally takes the body quite a few days to adjust to an increase of fat intake. But women who regularly burned 150 - 300 calories were able to convert the excess fat into energy more quickly than those who didn't.

So what does this really mean. If you do a regular cardio workout, having a day of indulgence is a lot less likely to impact your waistline. Just another reason to have an exercise schedule and to stick to it.

I run just so I can eat homemade cookies. How about you?

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vrico2005 vrico2005 8 years
an epidemic of unhealthy living
vrico2005 vrico2005 8 years
sounds good
darkoblivion darkoblivion 8 years
This is so true. I workout 6 days per week. I went to an all inclusive resort in the Bahamas last December. That translates into = as much of any kind of food you want included in what you've already paid. I normally have a very strict diet. For that whole week, I ate anything I wanted. Not in excess really, but still anything I wanted. I did not gain a single ounce. I attribute that to my very regular exercise schedule.
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
ooo great! im strictly healthy-diet-girl most days, but during the weekend, i tend to indulge in not-soh-healthy food for 1 or (gasp!) 2 meals. its nice to know all those gym sessions aren't gg down the drain :p
shoegal51 shoegal51 9 years
that makes me feel better since the superbowl is coming up and i want to binge.
Stephanym Stephanym 9 years
For those who live in the Bay Area and take BART, you know it's easy to take transportation everywhere(which means little movement) and then you can be too tired to work out. Today I just willed myself to walk the mile to the BART station (subway) everyday as part of my daily excercise! Now I won't feel bad when I eat something a little bad for lunch!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Oh, I hope this is true. I work out on the elliptical five days a week and then have ice cream for dessert at least six nights. That balances out, right???
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 9 years
I love pizza too that's why I can't do the low carb diet. I can't give up carbs. :-(
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
I hope this is true, b/c I exercise about 5 days/week and I COMPLETELY pigged out on Sunday during the football games :P
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I am starting today...atleast 3 times a week I am going to hop on the elliptical....even if only for 30 minutes...so I can eat pizza again eventually as it is my FAV food ever. Cheesy, greasy, new york style pepperoni and mushroom...with ranch for the crust.....:-) But I am not going to have any for a month as I over indulged last week on pizza... I'm all in.
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