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New Study May Show Why Exercise Is Useless for Weight Loss

Exercise is almost useless for weight loss. Just about every serious expert know that trying to make people exercise more, in scientific studies, has an almost negligible impact on their weight.

A new study shows a possible reason. People who are very physically active do not necessarily burn more calories than people who are moderately active. The body seems to adapt, possibly by resting more after exercising.

It may be one of the main reasons why exercise is not useful for weight loss. Exercise is good for health, strength, well-being, many things. But when it comes to weight loss, it’s almost all about what you eat.

Exercise can be a bonus while losing weight, but you’ll have to do it in a smart way:

How to Lose Weight: Exercise Smart

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The Truth About Low-Carb Performance

4.7 out of 5 stars5 star69%4 star30%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%13 ratings1,402 viewsAre you trying to add exercise to your low-carb lifestyle this year, or vice versa? How does that work? Is it even possible?

Here’s my interview with Jeff Volek, an expert on the topic, about among other things the advantages of exercising in fat-burning mode. Watch a few minutes above or the whole 21 minutes interview on our member site (free trial available):

The Truth About Low-Carb Performance

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“Sugar Is Public Enemy Number One”

Sugar is public enemy number one, says Dr. Aseem Malhotra. This 30 minute presentation was recently recorded at the Cape Times Sugar Free Breakfast. Worth watching.

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“Study Demolishes Myth That Exercise Makes up for Obesity”


Can you make up for the health risks of obesity by exercise? Probably not, according to a new Swedish study on 1.3 million young men.

Men who were obese but fit had a 30 percent higher risk of premature death, compared to thin couch potatoes.

Interestingly the whole idea that moderate excess weight might be good – the so called obesity paradox – is probably fake. According to a recent study it can be explained by the fact that smoking and many diseases cause weight loss:

Obesity: Smoking and reverse causation create an obesity paradox in cardiovascular disease

When excluding smokers and people who recently lost weight, the normal weight people lived the longest.

To be a non-smoker and at normal weight is probably best for a long life – just as one might expect. And to be fit is a bonus.

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Low-Carb Endurance Athletes Burn Fat Twice as Well – And Keep Normal Glycogen Levels

Eating a low-carb diet can turn athletes into spectacular fat burners, far better than previously known, according to a new study*. Compared to high-carb athletes, their fat-burning rates were about twice as high during prolonged exercise.

Interestingly the study also revealed that the low-carb athletes had normal muscle glycogen levels. This was an unexpected finding to Jeff Volek, lead researcher of the study. It could be due to an elegant system for maintaining glycogen levels in muscles even when carbs are limited.

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Footballers and Olympic Athletes Have Bad Teeth – Here’s Why

English football players have “worryingly poor” teeth, according to a new study. Four out of ten have cavities and they often have worse teeth than the general population, despite otherwise being in good physical shape.

The most probable reason is said to be “frequent consumption of sugary or acidic foods”, e.g. sports drinks and other junk food marketed to athletes.

BBC: Footballers have ‘worryingly poor’ teeth

Interestingly, previous research has shown the same thing – “striking” levels of bad teeth – in athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games. An event that was shamelessly and massively sponsored by Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Cadbury’s chocolate.

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New Zealand Wins Rugby World Cup – Without Much Sugar

The New Zealand All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup yesterday, and they’re hailed as the best team of all time:

The Guardian: New Zealand hails ‘phenomenal’ All Blacks after Rugby World Cup victory

So why is this interesting news on a health and nutrition site? Because their strength and conditioning coach, Dr. Nic Gill, is very positive to LCHF and the entire team has reduced their sugar intake. Maybe that’s one of the things that helped make them arguably the best team of all time?

Professor Grant Schofield profiles Dr. Nic Gill

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Patriots QB Tom Brady Calls Coca-Cola ‘Poison for Kids’

Good to see a sports star who is not paid to speak well of junk food: Patriots QB Tom Brady is fired up about nutrition in America, calls Coca-Cola ‘poison for kids’


“A Better Version of Me” (New Member Video)

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Here’s the truly inspirational story of Lisa Colclasure. How she got into better physical and emotional shape in her 40s than in her 20s, using an LCHF diet (and quite a lot of weight lifting).

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Watch the LCHF Movie Run on Fat – With a Discount Or For Free With Membership Trial

Carb loading apparently just hit the wall.

What if everything you knew about sports nutrition was wrong? What if there was no need for carbs or sports drinks when you exercise? What if you could – in fact – break records rowing across the Pacific Ocean without it?

Those are the questions behind the LCHF movie Run on Fat, which was released earlier this year. It’s the follow-up to the popular movie Cereal Killers, and it can change how you fuel your exercise sessions forever.

I really enjoyed Run on Fat. You can watch the trailer above and now the entire movie is instantly available on our membership site:

Cereal Killers 2: Run on Fat

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