Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight

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Is getting a gym membership really a great idea for shedding pounds?

Turns out working out is not as effective for weight loss as people think, according to 60+ studies outlined in this article.

Vox: Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies

If you want to lose weight, it’s better to focus on changing your diet. A good way to start is by following the advice in the links below!

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3 comments

  1. MIRIAM
    An interesting article but I notice the author advocates reducing calories and staying away from a high-fat diet as the best way to reduce weight which seems to go against all Diet Doctor stands for.

    As it happens, we've just said goodbye to 2 very dear and very overweight friends who've been staying with us for a couple of days. They are horrified by the amount of fat we eat and told us in all seriousness that they watch the calories!

    We're a healthy, active couple in our mid and late 60s, maintaining a normal (not skinny) weight while following a moderate LCHF vegetarian diet. . . . . .

  2. Joseph
    Same problem I lost 14kgs at 50 stayed off now for over a year. Friends keep telling me I'm too thin and eat too much butter & olive oil! I've not ever been hungry on LCHF and never snack anymore
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  4. Dee
    It may be true that exercise is not great for initial weightLOSS, but I have heard of studies that show it is necessary for MAINTAINING that lower weight after the initial loss - by virtue of increasing your metabolic rate, probably from the muscle gain exercise delivers. I do notice it's hard to KEEP the weight off without getting more active, especially weight-bearing exercise. Maybe this is more important as we age too.

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