Re: Friday weigh-in: the other FICO fitness thread[ Edited ]
11-14-2012 02:34 PM - edited 11-26-2012 10:22 AM
This thread mentions the gym here and there. That's fine, but maybe a weight loss isn't in the cards doing so, because running three miles only burns the calories contained in a single candy bar. And what if at times no calories at all are burned? What if you simply get fatter and the solution lies elsewhere?
A science study has shown that female rats with their ovaries removed overeat because they get fatter, not the other way around. You can tell because the half of the rats that were put on a diet got just as fat. The lack of estrogen make the fat cells demand more calories, so the other smorgasbord half of the rats compensated by overeating for energy.
It's a popular belief that animals get ready for winter by eating extra food and storing it as body fat. But some also say that they get fat no matter what at that time of the year and that the extra eating is simply for the regular body functions such as energy just like the lab rats.
And then you have the refined sugar and the processed food that may raise your insulin to the point that the fat is stored and not burned off. It doesn't matter how much or little you exercise or what else you do.
Exercise of course is directly counter-productive for weight loss if you stop by the donut shop after going to the gym. But it does make sense that you need the energy after all that work. Why exercise won't make you thin
Exercise is an improvement to your body in many other ways, but replacing sugary drinks with water and processed junk with fresh food makes you lose weight.
One pound to go.
PS: That last pound was gone by the morning before Thanksgiving.