Here is the relationship between exercise and apetite

You may be aware of the recent reports on exercise which suggested us that it won’t make us lose weight. Instead, it apparently makes us hungry. Alternatively, you could have already reached a conclusion that you eat a lot more on gym days than on your days off.

Either way, it raises the question: Does working out only set us up to blow our diet?


It is simple to know about the relationship between appetite and workout. For starters, it is already proven that exercise doesn’t always cause hunger but can curb it.

Author David Stensel, Ph.D., reader in exercise metabolism at Loughborough University concluded the following and gave a clear picture. 

“Working out may lower levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite in the short term while raising levels of peptide YY, a hormone that suppresses appetite. Only if the workout is intense, but the more intense it is, the longer the benefit seems to last,”