Trying to Lose Weight? You’re Wasting Your Time at the Gym

Losing weight by running on treadmill

If you’re one of these people who are trying to shed pounds by running on the treadmill or spending hours lifting weights, then you’re probably wasting your time. Exercise has a very negligible effect on your weight:

Scientific American: The Exercise Paradox

Simply put, it doesn’t work because our bodies adjust to more ‘calories out’ by making us hungrier. Plus, according to a recent study, people who are very physically active don’t necessarily burn more calories than others.

To be clear, I don’t recommend dropping your exercise regimen – it’s great for general health, fitness and wellbeing. But it’s almost useless for weight control.

So how do you lose weight? Check out our guide below.

Guide

How to Lose Weight

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5 comments

  1. Macghie Fleming
    Good post!.. exercise is less about calories burned & more about AMPK activation...
    See http://www.biochemj.org/content/418/2/261...
  2. JEY
    The Scientific American article can only be read by purchasing the issue, and the link in comment above to BioChem is dead due to new URL.
  3. June
    Pity the SA article has to be purchased. Any chance of an overview by the Diet Doctor? Some of us who subscribe to this site hope for more meat in the posts!
  4. SherriB
    I'd love to read the article too in Scientific American but like everyone has stated, you have to pay for it. :) So, also, as others have stated, would you like to give us the Cliffs notes?

    Thank you!!

  5. Jane Shafrin
    GO TO THE LIBRARY! ITS WHERE YOU CAN READ!!! WHO NEEDS CLIFFS NOTES WHEN YOUR LIBRARY HAS EVERYTHING???????

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