“The Effects of Exercise on Appetite Regulation in Overweight/Obese Individuals”
In this study the Investigators are examining the effects of a 12-week exercise program (intervention) on measures of appetite and food intake regulation in overweight to mildly obese healthy adults. The Investigators hypothesize that individuals who lose a significant amount of weight in response to the intervention will show a reduction in the brain response to food cues as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) when compared to those who do not lose weight. These changes in neuronal activity will be associated to physiologic and behavioral measures.
Behavioral - Exercise
The intervention gradually increases EE from 150-200 kcal/day 5 days per week to a target of 400 kcal/d 5 days per week and will last a total of 12 weeks.
Behavioral - Diet
A supervised diet program which has been successfully implemented by our group with a goal being to reduce energy intake by ~2000 kcal/week.
The Effects of Exercise on Appetite Regulation in Overweight/Obese Individuals