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Loose weight with minimum effort

Postby andrewwood on Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:00 am

We asked Philip Stanforth, a professor of exercise science at the University of Texas and the executive director of the Fitness Institute of Texas, whether diet or fitness was more important for weight loss, and his answer surprised us.

"Studies tend to show that in terms of weight loss, diet plays a much bigger role than exercise," said Stanforth.

Here's why: Exercise requires time and consistent effort, and it takes longer to see its results, said Stanforth. It also burns far fewer calories (and takes far more time) than most people think.

Alternatively, there are several high-sugar, high-fat, high-calorie foods that we can cut from our diets to see a pretty big change in our waistline, sometimes in a fairly short time period. Stanforth puts it this way:

"You'd have to walk 35 miles (56 kilometres) to burn 3,500 calories. That's a lot of walking. But if you look at eating, a Snickers bar might have, say, 500 calories. It's going to be a lot easier to cut the Snickers bar than to do 5 miles (8 kilometres) of walking every day."

Still, exercise may come into play later on. Other studies, for example, suggest that people who lose weight and keep it off eat right and work out regularly.

Plus, exercise has other benefits, from helping to boost our mood and protect our bodies from the detrimental effects of ageing to helping us manage the symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. And building and maintaining muscle can often mean your body will actually burn more calories throughout the day.

So if you want to lose weight, consider adjusting your diet. And if you want to keep it off, get moving.
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Re: Loose weight with minimum effort

Postby talkhealth on Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:26 am

Thank you for your post.

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Re: Loose weight with minimum effort

Postby hanna1989 on Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:43 pm

As a doctor, meal portion and have some healthy snacks during the day.

And SPORT of course. Without sport it will be extreamly hard. Go to the gym or search some training programs.

Good luck :D
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