There’s no doubt that exercising is good for your health—but there’s now mounting evidence that says a new gym membership won’t necessary help you meet your weight loss goals.
Vox scoured dozens of studies and discovered the majority of calories burned are from just existing; or your resting metabolism. Not only that, but people who exercise may tend to overeat and slow down after a vigorous workout. This explains why some people don’t see much change after losing those initial five, or 10 pounds.
However, don’t quit the gym anytime soon—but “You are what you eat,” really rings true with this one.