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Thread: Scientific evidence: Dieting loses most weight,exercise only a little weight

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    Default Scientific evidence: Dieting loses most weight,exercise only a little weight

    See Exercise? A fat lot of good that is for weight loss - Times Online

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    "...aggressive intervention is needed to stop children from eating too much,from babyhood."

    But that would reduce the profits of the fast foods, sugary foods and fizzy drinks corporations,hence most people will be obese in another generation.

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    Ummmm, muscle is heavier than fat....so with properly planned exercise you'll burn off the fat and build muscle, so you could end up much trimmer but actually weighing more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamVimesBoots View Post
    Ummmm, muscle is heavier than fat....so with properly planned exercise you'll burn off the fat and build muscle, so you could end up much trimmer but actually weighing more.
    not to mention healthier

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamVimesBoots View Post
    Ummmm, muscle is heavier than fat....so with properly planned exercise you'll burn off the fat and build muscle, so you could end up much trimmer but actually weighing more.
    Read the article first,then opine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patslatt View Post
    Read the article first,then opine.
    Well you posted it so I'm assuming it's pigswill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamVimesBoots View Post
    Well you posted it so I'm assuming it's pigswill.
    An excuse for lazy opinionation.

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    Yes, food accounts for about 80% of weight control - this is news why? It still doesn't mean that an exercise regime won't help - as SVB says having more muscle mass results in more burn off of calorific intake. It is why BMI is debunked as a method for measuring leanness - most athelete's BMi is way above the level considered healthy on this scale.

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    I used a combination of diet and strenuous exercise to lose weight but, having got the weight back under control I rely more on diet to keep it that way. I do exercise - albeit gently - by walking the dogs for a 2 or 3 hours every day. However, as we all know, exercise with dogs tends to be a stop/start affair - we go at a brisk pace until human is jolted backwards by 3 dogs eagerly sniffing at a scent on the lamppost

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    Actually, experts have long been aware that exercise is, at the very least, an inefficient way to lose weight.

    [quoteThe problem, as he and his contemporaries saw it, is that light exercise burns an insignificant number of calories - amounts that are undone by comparatively effortless changes in diet. In 1942, Louis Newburgh of the University of Michigan calculated that a 17st man expends only three calories climbing a flight of stairs - the equivalent of depriving himself of a quarter of a teaspoon of sugar or 100th of an ounce of butter. 'He will have to climb 20 flights of stairs to rid himself of the energy contained in one slice of bread,' Newburgh observed. So why not skip the stairs, skip the bread, and call it a day?][/quote]

    Gary Taubes questions the relationship between physical activity and losing weight | Life and style | The Observer

    However, health boards in the US and elsewhere still tout the idea of exercise as an important weight loss aid, even though they know it isn't true. This is because they also know that, whatever they may say, many people who exercise do so mainly because they think it will help them lose weight, not because of the various other health benefits which regular exercise undoubtedly brings. If it were publicly admitted that exercise is good for your health in all sorts of ways but it's not going to make you thin, chances are the gyms would empty overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patslatt View Post
    See Exercise? A fat lot of good that is for weight loss - Times Online

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    "...aggressive intervention is needed to stop children from eating too much,from babyhood."

    But that would reduce the profits of the fast foods, sugary foods and fizzy drinks corporations,hence most people will be obese in another generation.
    Although, it is important to note, few people can stop themselves getting fatter over time unless they are active.
    There was a reputable study that showed that exercise alone was a more successful long term weight loss strategy than exercise and dieting.

    There are a lot of fallacies repeated in that report. Some of them are covered in the comments under the article.

    Nobody who eats a normal healthy diet and takes plenty of exercise is fat.

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