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Nov. 18 2008 12:00 AM

Elite athletes are advised to "fill the tank" with an energy bar or sports drink soon after a workout.
But for mere mortals — folks who are simply trying to keep their weight in check or stave off heart disease — adding calories right after burning them up could negate the benefits of the sweat, researchers say.
 
"If people are going to go out and exercise to benefit their health, they should not be eating back the calories immediately upon finishing, or within a couple of hours of finishing," said Barry S. Braun, director of the Energy Metabolism Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. "In order to maintain the benefits, you need to be in this calorie deficit."
 
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