Can you achieve weight loss goal just by exercising? Scientist may have the answer.


Trainning at the gym has became so popular. For those of you who spent hours at the gym or attending boot camps will know that more exercise doesn't always equal to more weight lost, and sometimes it has the reverse effect :/

Exercise isn't always enough to take off the weight. But don't be disappointed and stop your trainning all together ! Because research has found that,

"After adjusting for body size and composition, total energy expenditure was positively correlated with physical activity, but the relationship was markedly stronger over the lower range of physical activity. For subjects in the upper range of physical activity, total energy expenditure plateaued, supporting a Constrained total energy expenditure model."

Read the paper: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(15)01577-8

This means low to moderate physical activity is still beneficial for burning our energy, but energy burning plateaus for people over training or maintaining exercise at high intensity.

Read More from AAAS---> Research helps to explain why that is: our bodies adapt to higher activity levels, so that people don't necessarily burn extra calories even if they exercise more.

These results suggest it's time to rethink the effect of physical activity on daily energy expenditure, and the importance of diet and exercise in supporting weight loss goals.

Contact me or your Dietitian to have a sustainable weight loss plan and prevent "Yo Yo" dieting.