Start Weight:(27 May 10) 187.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 May 16) 209.0 lb
Goal Weight:218.0 lb
following: PlanoMike's own diet
performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

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RVMANN51, what is your exercise program?
posted 26 May 2016, 11:18
The Biggest Loser does not provide a sustainable program.

1) High intensity primarily core cardio workout. The contestants lose quite a bit of muscle on this type of exercise routine. Cardio slows the metabolism at a resting state. This gets confused with the increased metabolic rate experienced after ANY exercise. However, over time, intense cardio will result in less calorie burn at a resting state. High-repetition resistance training is much more effective.

2) Extreme diets. Behavior modification must be incorporated, not extreme dieting. Being overweight or obese is a type of addiction to bad foods and too much of it. I've never met anyone that wants to be in bad health, be ashamed to wear swimwear, feel bad, and buy clothes by how many perceived lumps, bumps and bulges they cover. It is a hard life yet one that is difficult to leave. It takes about two years to modify a bad eater's behavior to where cravings are very controllable. The person wanting to lose the weight must learn to eat for nutrition, not for comfort, to reduce boredom, as a reward, or as a recreational activity.

3) Having to rely on others/contest for motivation to lose the weight. To be successful, the person has got to want to be in good health/shape more than anything else and this comes from within.
posted 03 May 2016, 14:55
Is it possible to lose weight without physical exercise?
You can lose weight without exercise but unfortunately such a strategy will most certainly slow your metabolism and actually work against you in the long run. Diet alone results in muscle atrophy (even the heart). Loss of muscle results in a slower metabolism. The same can be said for diet and cardio only. In fact, I've lost count of the number of times a "thin" person has their body fat measured only to find they are close to or in the obese range. This is because there is very little lean muscle tissue.

However, you CANNOT exercise away a bad eating habits. It takes both diet and exercise (65% - 70% pertains to diet and 25% to 30% exercise).

When I can convince someone to take up resistance training (high repetitions, medium weight) they are amazed at how much they lose and how quickly this occurs. However, most people won't take up resistance training because it is much more difficult than cardio or diet alone.
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