A new study found that there is a link between strenuous exercise and failing to meet weight loss goals.

Researchers say that this may be because some people think that after a hard workout they deserve rewards or treats.

For the study, the Weight Loss and Health Institute asked more than 1,000 Australians about their exercise and weight loss methods. 53 percent admitted that they actually eat more after exercising, with 41 percent indulging with sugary foods.

Andrea Tantaros revealed on "Outnumbered" that she is one of those people who rewards workouts with tasty treats. She explained that working out is how she justifies her "cookie habit."

Harris Faulkner agreed, saying, "I'm guilty of this. I will work out, and then I'll eat a Snickers bar."

"The reality is [exercise] does, in your mind, rationalize bad eating behavior," Tony Sayegh said. "Until you train yourself not to."

Watch the full "Outnumbered" discussion above.

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