“This is because weight management is actually much more complex than just ‘energy in’ versus ‘energy out,'” Professor Jennifer Kuk of the School of Kinesiology and Health Science said in the release. “That’s similar to saying your investment account balance is simply your deposits subtracting your withdrawals and not accounting for all the other things that affect your balance like stock market fluctuations, bank fees or currency exchange rates.” At least you can give up on all that hard math now, right?
Turns out other lifestyle and environmental factors like when you eat, the amount of stress you're under, the bacteria in your gut, environmental pollutants, medications, genetics, and things you'd never even think of like nighttime light exposure can influence how you gain and lose weight, according to the study.
In effect, you're gonna lose your battle to lose weight. And it's not even your fault -- the rallying cry of the millennial.
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