A workout with the goal of losing belly fat has been touted as a new way to lose weight.
But according to new research from the Mayo Clinic, this is actually counterproductive.
Instead, the workout could lead to weight gain in the long term.
This is because the body becomes accustomed to eating more fat and that leads to an increase in insulin production and metabolic rate.
According to Mayo researchers, the body uses more calories when it is under stress.
This means that, by the time your body is ready to burn off those calories, the fat may already be there, which could be why some people get stuck in the gym.
Researchers at the Mayo School of Medicine analyzed the metabolic effects of the workouts they conducted with over 1,000 healthy adults, and found that people who completed their workout with a lower calorie load saw an increase of fat oxidation and an increase from insulin production in the liver.
“This suggests that there is some degree of ‘adaptive’ adaptation to exercise that may result in fat loss,” Mayo researchers wrote.
“Our findings suggest that exercise interventions targeting the fat-burning process may have a role in weight management.”
The researchers said that if you want to lose belly fat, the only effective way to do so is to eat a low-calorie diet and a high-caloric diet.
They also recommend that people focus on eating more fruits and vegetables and reducing their calorie intake.
The study also found that, compared to people who were on a low calorie diet, those on a high calorie diet gained more muscle mass, while those on an exercise diet gained less muscle mass.