Here’s what people from nytimes are saying about weight loss and all dieting stuff.
Both eating less and moving more helps with weight control. Eating even less and moving even more helps with weight loss. But it doesn’t take rocket science to figure out if you choose something you love to do it will not be work. I used to walk miles and miles.
I love to ride my bike for fun but the very atmosphere of a gym with all the huffing and grunting just turns me off. Unfortunately I have periformis problems that now limits me to short walks. Someone fiddled and broke the brakes on my bike and in other to have it fixed I have to walk it a fairly long distance – my car is very small. So over the winter I gained an uncomfortable amount of weight but I ate the same as usual. The sad part for me if I live a few steps from one of the greatest bike paths in the country. So I have to wait it out for now. All I can say is MOVE any way that you actually like.
I found this to be true. Hoping to lose weight I did 3 miles a day on a treadmill and muscle exercises. I always felt very hungry after the work out. My doctor told me that changing my eating habits were more effective losing weight. He said one candy bar wiped out any gains made in my 3 mile treadmill exercise.
Providing body warmth is what burns calories. Exercise cannot do this, unless one chops wood for 4 hours. Exercise can help to dampen appetite and does help to tighten flabby skin and give better muscle tone however. Maybe the appeal to psychology in this article is a better method. However as in the article, the best way to lose weight is to eat less.
I’m an experienced endurance athlete and I can tell you that if you are engaging in serious endurance sports such as cycling, running, triathlon, etc., that eating is not an issue. You can pretty much eat anything you want and you will lose weight.
And in order to lose weight just by eating less is not really a good idea. It leads to eating disorders and ruins your concentration and ability to think.
Another study on losing weight! Almost every day a new study. Will they ever end? This one is much sillier than the rest — thinking “playtime” versus “exercise” — but it did gain media attention. Tomorrow it will be forgotten, replaced by another study with a new theory on losing weight. Wouldn’t it easier to forget about the studies and just use common sense — exercise regularly and consume less high calorie food. It works for me.
For a lot of us, reframing exercise as playtime increases the likelihood that we will stick with it. Different strokes for different folks. Peace out
As a very skinny kid, made a resolve to myself: I will NEVER get fat. Actually, at one point into my teens my weight had ballooned into the 150 pound territory and even at 5’10” felt like a moose. Being extremely an extremely self conscious, in short order starved myself down to 120. But the enforced deprivation led only to sessions of binging and utter misery. Never did purge though, ever.
Eventually, I lost the weight fixation, and with that returned to normal eating habits. I eat when I am hungry and exactly what I want. Never have the urge to over eat.
Now, as a middle ager, am thinner than I was when I finished high school. Actually ran into someone in my community that I recognized from same school we both attended. The other person was quite overweight, and I was proud that I hadn’t packed on pounds.
This study reminds me of another older but equally fascinating experiment reported by John Cloud, a TIME magazine reporter who volunteered to take 22 carefully selected daily vitamin and nutritional supplements for five months. He reported at the end of the experiment that he did indeed feel better, but chalked that up to the placebo effect. One unfortunate side effect did surprise him, however: he gained 10 pounds over the first two months of the experiment. Psychologists call this the “licensing effect”, which may also be found in the new exercise study in this case, too. For example, Cloud wrote:
“You allow yourself to do something BAD (like eating more cheeseburgers, fries, and onion rings) after you’ve done something GOOD for yourself!”
An August 2011 study published in the journal Addiction shows that the same licensing effect can happen with smokers: those who took pills they believed were vitamins – actually just sugar pills – smoked significantly more cigarettes afterward than those in a control group.
John Cloud wrote in his TIME article that he felt virtuous. He knew he was getting his nutrition in the pills, so he felt licensed to eat a less healthy diet with more calories.
That pervasive sense of “earning” treats or rewards for our hard effort may be at work here.