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"exercise does not contribute to weight loss"

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#21 ~*Kathy*~

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    Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:34 PM

    Morgan - I have Eating for Life by Bob Greene, there are some great recipes in there!

    #22 Kristin_And_Stewart

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      Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:07 AM

      Hey Ladies,
      I definitely believe you need a good balance between eating healthy and exercise. There are certain types of exercise that will help you lose more fat, compared to certain exercises that will help with cardio health. Circuit training that includes plyometrics is incredible for both! Great for losing the pounds and toning the muscles!! A good PT can set up a great circuit in one session...and then you just have to follow it, and increase the amount of times you do it as you start to feel healthier!

      #23 Emily&Matt

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        Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:36 AM

        I saw that article. I am not good about picking a time to "exercise" because I am soooo busy everyday. When I feel like my jeans are getting tight, I do what has always worked for me, I eat less food. I try to use common sense about junk food and desserts, which I love, but I won't make myself a rule that I can't have any because that never works. I just tell myself to eat less. simple.

        #24 jennaLynn544

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          Posted 19 August 2009 - 04:30 PM

          I'm no expert here but I think the statement about exercise alone not promoting weight loss isn't to say that it doesn't help. Usually after a big workout people tend to go home & kind of binge eat because their bodies feel fatigued after working so hard & there is a need to refuel. The mistake most people make is going home & eating WAY too much (even if it is healthier food choices) OR people "treat" themselves by eating foods that aren't so healthy.

          The key to losing weight by working out is to burn more calories than you consume. If you consume, let's just say 2000 calories in one day, but you only do a workout that burns 1000...then, no, you're not going to experience any weight loss--it's impossible! "Dieting" or "watching what you eat" PLUS exercise will definitely help you shed the lbs. but ONLY if you are burning more than you consume!

          I believe that eating junk food & exercising isn't going to help anyone lose weight. Exercise improves mood & I think when we feel better emotionally, we tend to eat better, feel better physically, and have more energy...all of those things combined plus a healthy diet will absolutely help a person shed weight. BUT you can't just do weight training...you can do all the sit-ups you want but you won't see those ab muscles unless you work in some cardio to your weekly schedule...cardio helps burn off stored fat.
          I hope this helps...and makes sense! haha
          I absolutely LOVE my life & ADORE my little family :)

          #25 ~*Kathy*~

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            Posted 19 August 2009 - 04:35 PM

            But you also have to include in the calories in and calories out theory that everyone's basal metabloic rate is different. So say my basal metabolic rate is 1500 cals/day and I only eat 100 cals/day then I would still be burning 500 cals a day by doing nothing. I'm just pointing out that most people aren't going to exercise 1000 + calories every single day and basal metabolic rates (the rate at which a body burns calories at rest) is part of the equation too. I agree with the rest of what you said though! :)

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