Earlier studies have shown that exercise can reduce hunger and cravings in normal weight people. New research shows that the same may hold true for the overweight.
47 people who identified themself as sugary snack eaters were broken into two groups (one walker group, and one control group) after being deprived of sugar for 3 days. The snackers who walked were noted afterwards to have a lower self-reported desire for sugar and their physiologic responses to seeing sugar were attenuated.
What is really neat about this study is that it didnʻt take much walking – only 15 minutes – to have a significant effect. Itʻs easy to put this small amount of physical activity into practice right away without special equipment or a lot of effort or expense. So start kicking your cravings to the curb!