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Does aerobic exercise suppress appetite?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
No: If anything, regular exercise will increase your appetite because of the amount of calories your body needs to support your exercise. Exercise will increase your body's basal metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories) for up to 16 hours after exercise. A balanced diet and regular exercise is recommended for all.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Acutely, yes!: However, this is do to shunting the blood from the GI track! Later appetite is normal. Frequent bursts of aerobic activity raise metabolic rfate more than\one long session!

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What types of exercise suppresses the appetite?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Cardio Excercises: By doing excercises that increase your heart rate, also cause an increase in your sympathtic (fight or flight) hormones that cause your appetite to decrease over time.
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Does exercise suppress appetite?

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Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No: It may immediately after if exercise is prolonged and/ or intense. Eventually your body will want to refuel. Best to choose whole foods in proper portions (think 1/2 plate with fruits and veggies, 1/4 with whole grain carb and 1/4 with a protein).

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