According to a new study, a quarter of gym rats gain weight. The fact of the matter is, the only reason anyone would ever go to the gym would be to lose weight; we must get to the bottom of this nightmarish phenomenon.
Forza Supplements, a diet firm who absolutely had no stake whatsoever in the results, polled 1,000 gym goers on their habits. Here are some of the numbers that the completely non-biased poll found:
- 39% of people burn as few as 300 calories during a gym visit
- Regular gym sessions give dieters a “feeling of complacency” which makes sticking to a calorie limit more challenging
- 26% of gym goers put on weight after starting to exercise with regularity
- 49% claim their weight stays the same
- 27% lose weight
- Most exercisers hit the gym between three and four times a week
- People exercise on average for between 40 minutes and an hour.
- 4/10 burn 300 to 500 calories per session
- 1/4 only manage 200 to 300
- 1/10 burn 100 to 200
- 4% burn less than 100 calories
- More than 1/3 of people treat themselves after a session at the gym to something like a chocolate bar or glass of wine
- Over half say exercise boosted their appetite
- 42 per cent of those polled felt they earned the right to cheat on their diets
People apparently feast on high calorie treats way too hard after the gym because they think they can even though they didn’t really work out that hard and because exercise makes people hungrier. I guess these fatties need diet pills.
via the Daily Mail