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Posted: 18 Aug 2009, 19:18
Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin

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lenny

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Posted: 18 Aug 2009, 20:48
I've always belived it's 90% diet and 10% exercise.

And now it's even more clear that the harder your workout the more high energy food you want (and feel entitled) to consume. Just doesn't stack up.

For me best exercises is moderate walking with a good podcast or buddy.
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Posted: 18 Aug 2009, 21:11
I didn't take time for exercise today and I feel less guilty now! Seriously, I don't know if I agree with that.
first, I noticed that when I exercise, I'm not hungry after and it takes hours before I feel hunger. My body is not in the food-mode. But when I do nothing, then I get bored and then I start to look for food.
Second, they are talking about eating junk/fast food after working out. a burger with fries or a 500 cals muffin won't make you thin, no matter what you did before. this is not FOOD. same thing with the drinks, gatorade or stuff like that is not what we need.we need WATER!

beeing hungry after 30 minutes exercise... come on, is human being that weak??? this is not physical hunger. This is a state of mind.

I will keep moving, if nothing else it makes me feel alive...
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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 00:00
I blogged about this about a week and a half ago on SP. I hate this article. It's an interesting read, and he does eventually get to some good points...but in a horribly roundabout, pseudosciency sort of way.

It is a good read, you just have to take his points with a grain of salt, and understand that exercise doesn't make you fat, but using exercise as an excuse to scarf down a large fry every time you leave the gym...well, that just might.
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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 01:31
Interesting article. Thanks for posting, Info. I can understand both points of view.

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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 09:45

After reading that I really don't know what I think. I have lost weight before without exercise and this time with. I have to say that mentally I feel better with the exercise. It makes me think I am doing something and I have more energy. It did make my body look different and I like that. I think that I have to go with it helps or I will get lazy and stop. I find that when I exercise I don't gain as quickly and can have the occassional cheat food. I guess I think that while it won;t make you shed lots of pounds I do believe it helps you to maintain! Interesting article. Thanks Information!
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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 12:44
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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 13:06
This is a ridiculous article - what about talking about how much stronger people are with exercise? or how good they feel? They are just writing that so people can feel less guilty about being lazy...you can't blame exercise for gaining weight - only your arm lifting the food into your mouth...
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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 18:57
That is not reporting, and Time/CNN should be ashamed of themselves. It's a self-justifying sob story by a weak-willed loser. There's no science, and no context for the few facts regurgitated. The article points out Gym memberships and Obesity are both up, and makes the unlikely conclusion that Gym membership contributes to obesity, when the more likely relationship is that obesity leads to gym membership. All else being equal, if you increase your activity level you'll lose weight. If you increase your calorie consumption to match or out strip your activity level you'll maintain or gain respectively.
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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 19:21
CNN/Time is way past the shame phase with their nightly 4 hours dedicated to Micheal Jackson's death. They used to stand for quality (remember the 1st Gulf War and they had people on the ground in Bagdad, Iraq) now all they care about is rating like everyone else. Printing that article really doesn't suprise me at all. *Rant Over*
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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 20:46
jessyline wrote:

...I noticed that when I exercise, I'm not hungry after and it takes hours before I feel hunger. My body is not in the food-mode. But when I do nothing, then I get bored and then I start to look for food...


That's my experience as well, although my exercise is usually moderate at best. The article has been fairly widely discussed on other forums, with much disagreement, so I thought we might as well have it here. It makes a few weak points that may be worth keeping in mind. I didn't really expect that it would get this much attention though, and agree that some of the correlations are questionable at best.

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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 21:02
Divided By Zero - love the way you embedded that image, brilliant.
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That's ASCII Art (for those that haven't seen it), we used to do quite a bit of that in the old, pre-graphics days. It's almost rare these days. Zero must be a nerd. Very Happy

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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 21:44
I have heard it was 80% diet 20% exercise. This is what I do know for me that exercise alone, I don't lose weight. Diet alone I can lose weight. The combination of two and I mean the the combination of a good diet and exercise will speed up the weight loss. My goal right now is to focus on two things, watch my eating habits and increase my metabolism. Since I am 41, the best way to do that is weight training. I let you guys know how that works for me as this is my first week.
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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 21:52
afernow wrote:
I have heard it was 80% diet 20% exercise. This is what I do know for me that exercise alone, I don't lose weight. Diet alone I can lose weight. The combination of two and I mean the the combination of a good diet and exercise will speed up the weight loss. My goal right now is to focus on two things, watch my eating habits and increase my metabolism. Since I am 41, the best way to do that is weight training. I let you guys know how that works for me as this is my first week.


Well said, I'm not sure about the 80/20 part, but your words reminded me of another reason I posted the article: "exercise alone, I don't lose weight." Never.

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Posted: 19 Aug 2009, 21:54
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That's ASCII Art, we used to do quite a bit of that in the old, pre-graphics days. DBZ must be a nerd. Very Happy

And to make it even batter, it's Captain Picard facepalming. If I didn't know better, I'd think that /0 might have picked that up at the site nobody is supposed to mention. Starts with a number, ends with a "WHY GOD, WHY?!" Wink
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Only for the lady with the sword.

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Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 09:37
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Zero must be a nerd. Very Happy


DAMN SKIPPY! Cool


katana_x wrote:
If I didn't know better, I'd think that /0 might have picked that up at the site nobody is supposed to mention. Starts with a number, ends with a "WHY GOD, WHY?!"


I am not strong willed enough to walk that path. Let us never speak of 'them' again. *shudder*

"You are now watchin' the throne. Don't let me into my zone. Don't let me into my zone.
I'm definitely in my zone."
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Posted: 20 Aug 2009, 14:58
Divided By Zero wrote:
Only for the lady with the sword.


Why thank you, kind sir! Uh, lady? No, sir...it's "sir," right? I always assumed it was "sir" but I just realized that I have no idea.

Divided By Zero wrote:
I am not strong willed enough to walk that path. Let us never speak of 'them' again. *shudder*


Awww, but /fit/ has some entertaining fitness macros, if nothing else! I promise...they're nice to vegetarians. Bad Grin
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It's a gallant knight milady.

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