3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > General Diet Plans and Questions > LA Weight Loss

Why Exercise Won't Make you thin

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-13-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Kristinx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 353

Height: 5'6

Default Why Exercise Won't Make you thin

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,...914857,00.html

And the rebuttal..

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/boos...ight-loss.html
Kristinx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
Cancun Bound
 
Shannon in ATL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wherever I go, there I am...
Posts: 7,010

S/C/G: 190/149/130

Height: 5'5.5"

Default

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!
__________________
-Shannon
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm possible." --Audrey Hepburn
My Long Goal Story Post|My Daily Plate Journal

Shannon in ATL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 10:21 AM   #3
LAWL Salt Police
 
Dan2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 2,200

Default

Good information to have in the back pocket.. Although let's hope that grain of salt is Morton's Lite

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..
__________________
The hardest part of life is to live while you're alive. - Great Big Sea - "Here and Now"





LAWL Goal - 105 lbs. (300-195) - OWNED!!
Dan2112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 10:22 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
luvja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,434

Height: 5'9"

Default

It may not make you thin, but it will make you live longer
__________________
luvja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 10:36 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
luckylindy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 976

S/C/G: See signature

Height: 5'5

Default

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.
__________________
luckylindy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 11:08 AM   #6
Soul Cyster
 
beerab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: California
Posts: 4,479

S/C/G: 235/seeticker/135

Height: 5'3"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan2112 View Post
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.
__________________
beerab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 12:53 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
BarbaraB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 1,234

S/C/G: 207/?/160

Height: 5'8"

Default

I read another article as a rebuttal to this article
http://health.msn.com/blogs/get-back...5481&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.
__________________
ON LAWL since 9/5/2006
BarbaraB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 03:32 PM   #8
Kim - IP 9/10
 
Kimphin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 1,681

Height: 5'4"

Default

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".
__________________
Mini Goal #2



Mini Goal #1 18lbs
Kimphin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:36 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2