Going to the gym could make you fat

Lisa Williams

IN news that has shocked gym junkies around the world - a new study has found a quarter of gym users gain weight when they start exercising.

According to the study new gym goers stack on weight because they allow themselves a high calorie snack after their work out.

The survey found that 39% of people only burn 300 calories during a gym session - with 26% of gym goers putting on weight after starting regular exercise.

Will this change your exercise habits?

Do you find it hard to lose weight even though you go to the gym?

This poll ended on 01 October 2013.

Current Results

Yea, because I come home and crave chocolate


No, I also abide by a strict low calorie diet


I don't go to the gym


Going to the gym is not about losing weight for me, but getting fit


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  exercise fitness gym health weight

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