Many people who are trying to lose weight will add exercise to improve their overall fitness as well as accelerate weight loss.
The type of exercise you do can make a difference between burning fat and calories or your body making you feel hungrier and want to consume more.
Aerobic and anaerobic type training such as running and other types of cardio can help you burn calories but it will also increase your appetite. Resistance training on the other hand like lifting weights in the gym will help you burn the weight off without feeling hungrier. Most people do a combination of both for both improved cardiovascular fitness and for weight loss as well as muscular strength and tone.
Check out this great article on resistance training.
Resistance Training: Here’s Why It’s So Effective for Weight Loss
Unlike endurance exercises, evidence shows resistance training not only has beneficial effects on reducing body fat, it also increases muscle size and strength.
By David R. Clark, Carl Langan-Evans, and Robert M. Erskine
Weight lifting, also known as resistance training, has been practiced for centuries as a way of building muscular strength. Research shows that resistance training, whether done via body weight, resistance bands or machines, dumbbells or free weights, not only helps us build strength, but also improves muscle size and can help counteract age-related muscle loss.
More recently it’s become popular among those looking to lose weight. While exercises such as running and cycling are indeed effective for reducing body fat, these activities can simultaneously decrease muscle size, leading to weaker muscles and greater perceived weight loss, as muscle is more dense than fat. But unlike endurance exercises, evidence shows resistance training not only has beneficial effects on reducing body fat, it also increases muscle size and strength.