Treating yourself to an extra helping of dessert because you worked so hard at the gym today? Not so fast. A study found that 25% of people actually gain weight when they start working out, for this very reason! More than a third reward themselves with food for a job well done in the gym.
Most people only burn between 100 and 500 calories per workout- calories that are easily canceled out by a few glasses of wine or a chocolate bar. Plus, exercise is known to boost the appetite, so many people find themselves ravenous after a gym session. All that adds up to potential diet disaster.