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Can Exercise Make You Fat

Some researchers are of a belief that exercise makes you fat. And if we continue to be moderately physically active it is enough to maintain the weight. According to them sweating it out in the gym only makes you fat and does not really help in any weight loss.


We partially agree to this theory about moderate physical exercise is enough to keep you fit. Like most things there is a condition that too applies to moderate physical activity, which is  if you are also watching what you eat. Even if you are exercising and at the same time eating more than you are actually burning you are bound to not lose any weight. Keeping this logic in mind we further explain how exercising is really making you fat.

We see a lot of people compulsively exercising at the gym over a period of time without losing any weight. Well there could be two reasons for it. First either you are following a wrong routine which is similar to ‘eating empty calories’ or you are still eating more than you are burning. Like doing a twist with a long rod on the shoulder or walking on a high incline while holding the rod in front. Infact  talking on the phone while walking on the treadmill, elliptical, slow cycling is as useless as sitting on a chair. There is a study that states that while you exercise you need to focus at the activity at hand for best results.  Have you ever seen a sports or a fit person be on a phone while exercising ?

People forget to notice the mistakes that they make and instead blame the exercise for not helping them lose weight. That’s the reason why most of the people need professional guidance to get started and see results.

Another drawback for some people when they start exercising is becoming a victim to self-rewarding.  How does this behaviour kick in? Exercising to some is a monumental task so to motivate themselves they look for a self reward policy where they start “treating” themselves to their favourite food after they have exercised. Hoping over a period of time going to the gym becomes a positive, natural behaviour.  Unfortunately this behaviour through conditioning becomes a need which is often misunderstood as exercise makes you hungrier. Best way to change it is to swap that high calorie food with two glasses of water and look for other behaviour reinforcement techniques to help you stick to the regular exercise routine.

Diet or exercise independent of each other cannot help you lose weight. Its a combination of diet and exercise that is the healthiest and most sustainable weight loss & management option. Well-balanced, high quality nutrition diet is combined with the most effective exercises. This combination ensures maximum absorption of nutrition by the body resulting in more effective weight loss.

It is best advised to seek professional help when you starting out as eighty percent of the time self made diet and exercise plans fail. Also each exercise should be customized to your bodytype, fitness levels and mental psychology. To know how experts at Fitho customize their weight loss services to cater to you individually and deliver effective results, mail us at


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