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Exercise Can Help You Eat a Healthy Diet

Calories in, calories out.

That’s the tried and true way to lose weight – eat less, exercise more.

A new compilation of epidemiological evidence of weight loss shows that exercise can, in fact, help you eat a more healthy diet, say Harvard researchers.

“Physical exercise seems to encourage a healthy diet.

In fact, when exercise is added to a weight-loss diet, treatment of obesity is more successful and the diet is adhered to in the long run,” says the lead Harvard researcher Miguel Alonso Alonso.

His study was published in the October issue of Obesity Reviews.

Regular physical exercise also causes changes in the working and structure of the brain, in particular, in executive functions, which include inhibitory control.

“In time, exercise produces a potentiating effect of executive functions including the ability for inhibitory control, which can help us to resist the many temptations that we are faced with everyday in a society where food, especially hypercaloric food, is more and more omnipresent,” says Alonso Alonso.

Basically, that means that exercise also helps your brain know when your belly is full so you can better control your appetite.

So go out and exercise.

Your brain, and your belly, will thank you for it.