Is Physical Activity in Weight Management More About ‘Calories In’ Than ‘Calories Out’?

Regular readers may recall that I posed this question in a post earlier this year.

In it, I proposed that the positive impact of regular exercise on body weight has more to do with the positive effect of exercise on dietary caloric intake than on the number of calories ‘burnt’ – in other words, exercise is more about ‘calories in’ than ‘calories out’.

Following the rather enthusiastic response to this post, Jean-Philippe Chaput (a former CON Boot Camper and now an Assistant Professor at the Childrens’ Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa) and I co-authored an editorial on this topic for the British Journal of Nutrition.

The original post can be read here.

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