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Kristinx
08-13-2009, 10:33 AM
Since everyone seems to be jumping on board with exercise I wanted to share these debating articles.

Please take it all with a grain of salt though ;)

http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,1914857,00.html

And the rebuttal..

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/08/exercise-weight-loss.html


Shannon in ATL
08-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Thanks for the LA Times article! I've read the Time article and been in several discussions on it, but hadn't seen any response yet! :)

Dan2112
08-13-2009, 11:21 AM
Good information to have in the back pocket.. Although let's hope that grain of salt is Morton's Lite :lol:

When I was taking some personal training classes a couple of years ago, my trainer basically said that you can exercise until you're blue in the face, but if you don't make a complete lifestyle change, you're not going to lose weight..


luvja
08-13-2009, 11:22 AM
It may not make you thin, but it will make you live longer :)

luckylindy
08-13-2009, 11:36 AM
Good article Kristin...its funny, I SOMEWHAT agree with the article. As you can see on my ticker, I am down 35 pounds, most of this was with a change in diet, where I lost 25 pounds, the gym was not incorporated until later, which has helped me lose nother 10 (with a strict diet of course). So...that being said, I got to the gym 5 days a week for 1 hour, my schedule caries between cardio and weights and then spinning and absplus classes, I am very strict on my schedule and do not slack at all. In addition, I run 2 miles 7 days a week and have been doing 30DS for the past 16 days (EVERYDAY) - I know, this seems a bit excessive but believe it or not, I truely do enjoy it. Point being...all that said...have I lost anymore weight with all the extreme exercise and balance diet - NOPE, not one bit. BUT...I do feel physcially better and there is definition in places that I never thought would see the light of day again, lol.

Anyway...thats just some of my insight on the topic. Great article.

beerab
08-13-2009, 12:08 PM
When I was taking some personal training classes a couple of years ago, my trainer basically said that you can exercise until you're blue in the face, but if you don't make a complete lifestyle change, you're not going to lose weight..

So true- my friend eats like crap and exercises like mad then doesn't know why he's not losing. I keep saying when you eat out TWO TIMES a day it doesn't matter if you work out two hours a day...

Exercise is good, it does help, but it won't make you lose weight if you eat terribly.

BarbaraB
08-18-2009, 01:53 PM
I read another article as a rebuttal to this article
http://health.msn.com/blogs/get-back-in-shape-post.aspx?post=1225481&gt1=31036

It had 3 main points.

Exercise can protect your muscle.
So if you do lose, you will lose more fat. Which really isn't that the definition of "thinner"

Exercise helps you stick to your diet.

Exercise may target belly fat. In the same study that the original author claimed that there were no differences, there were. Those who exercised saw their waist measurements shrink much more. The more exercise, the thinner the waists got. That is thinner to me too!

The scale is not everything to the story of being thinner.

Kimphin
08-18-2009, 04:32 PM
I agree - when I exercise regularly, I can SEE the change in my body much more than just by eating correctly. That, in turn, keeps me on plan and completes a "success circle".