The Silver Lining of Slipping Up

May 7, 2008

Next time you mistakenly finish off that entire chocolate cake, don’t beat yourself up. Use it to your advantage and hit the gym. The Journal of Lipid Research recently found that when you’re digesting rich foods, your body recruits more fat for fuel than it usually would. People who biked for 45 minutes three hours after eating a high-fat meal burned up more abdominal fat than when they exercised on an empty stomach. Over-indulging can be beneficial after all!