regime is linked to hunger reduction and alterations in the levels of
hormones concerned with hunger regulation and satiety.
that obese males consumed lesser calories after a heavy workout as compared to
when they were resting.
Aaron Sim, a graduate
student of the University of Western Australia and colleagues conducted a study
for assessing the effects of heavy exercise regime on hunger cravings
study was published in the International
Journal of Obesity
Seventeen obese men
volunteered for the study and were asked to participate in four 30-minute
One session involved
rest and the other three sessions comprised of moderate, high and very
involved persistent cycling whereas intense exercise regimes comprised of short
bursts of speed and long stretches of pedaling at moderate speed.
The participants drank a liquid meal that supplied 267 calories, after every workout. After an hour, they were
given oatmeal and told to eat till comfortably full.
observed that volunteers ate less after doing heavy workouts as compared to
when they rested. The amount of food consumed also reduced with the intensity
of the exercise.
The experts noted that
the volunteers consumed 764 calories after the resting phase, 710 calories
after moderate exercises, 621 calories after high workouts, and 594 calories
after very heavy exercise regimes.
The volunteers also
ate less calories on the day subsequent to the high intensity workouts than on
the day following normal exercise or rest sessions.
Sim mentioned, "This study provides some
promising preliminary support for this notion, but further research is needed
to investigate this in a longer-term study."