I thought it was a well thought out article with quite a bit of documentation to back it up. As the article stated - exercise is very important to overall health - but it is not required to lose weight. If it were required to lose weight - I would not have lost the first 10 lbs of my journey. My first month with Spark people I didn't exercise - I was trying to take baby steps to get into being healthy. I lost more than 12 pounds that first month.
People who do not track consumed calories assume that by burning calories through exercise they can then slack a bit and maybe have a blueberry muffin after their work out and it will be a wash. When - as those of us who do track calories know -- one muffin does not equal 30 minutes of cardio.
I still say ... information is power. :) The more we know - the more we can improve.
I saw this article and was shocked that they would put that as the title, let alone write an article saying exercise makes you hungrier rather than thinner. I know for myself, I lose the most when I watch what I eat and exercise. If it is just one or the other, it doesn’t work for me. Of course you wont lose if you eat a ton of food after exercising. That is so dumb that they would say that. If you are doing it for weight loss you wouldn’t be eating so much after a workout or you would be eating things that would be within your diet. Anyway, I think they will have a ton of negative feedback from this article. 4133 days ago
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