“Eat Less, Exercise More” Isn’t The Answer For Weight Loss

This is a great article and I totally agree with what it says simply from my own experiences of weight loss and gain and diet

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Alexandra Sifferlin     June 3, 2014     

Experts make an argument for why we should stop counting calories

You’ve heard it before: To lose weight, simply eat less and exercise more. In theory, that makes sense. Actually, it’s not just in theory—science has proven that burning more calories than you consume will result in weight loss. But the trouble is that this only has short-term results. For long-term weight loss, it simply doesn’t work, say renowned obesity experts in a recent JAMA commentary.

Ultimately their argument is this: stop counting calories. “We intuitively know that eat less exercise more doesn’t work. It’s such simple advice that if it worked, my colleagues and I would be out of job,” says Dr. David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. “The uncomfortable fact is that an exceedingly small number of people can lose…

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3 thoughts on ““Eat Less, Exercise More” Isn’t The Answer For Weight Loss”

  1. Coulda told you that, she said smugly. But the next admission to be made by me is that I may even lose weight yet again – but I know perfectly well I shall end up a big old corpse. Just gotta live with it – almost a pun, that … or a counter-pun ! [grin]


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