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Look at the examples of what the food was that these people were eating 'more' of after exercising. Muffins. Starbucks, etc.
When you combine crap food with exercise in your studies, of course the results will be 'exercise does not help with fat-loss', which I agree with the statement, but not the overall concept of exercise burns excess calories = losing weight.
As we all VERY well know. Diet is 80% (if not 85 - 90%, in my honest opinion) the solution to weight-loss.
I was battling my post-baby weight and couldn't exercise because of the lovely birthing process' toll on my body, but combined with the breast feeding and healthier diet, I dropped pounds.
I even have body-builder/ figure competitor friends who claim to do VERY little cardio, while still lifting heavy weights and eating low-carb. Let's just say that I WISH I had their low body-fat percentage!
"Letís just say that studies have been done where participants were put on high-fat diets containing 3,000, 5,000, or even 10,000 calories per day and maintained stable weights or even lost weight without increasing their activity levels." ....Kick ass!
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lol, ok all you guys stop working out and stick to your primal diet and see what happens. You really think eating a diet that gets half its calories from fat and not working out will yield good results? What do you think is happening to your insides? Good luck with that! I'll be at the gym...
Fisch, I'm a newly minted zero carber going on two months, and on a typical day I get anywhere from 60 to 80 percent of my calories from (saturated animal) fat. Everyone who says I should be eating fiber apparently worries about what's happening to my insides, but I've had no gastrointestinal problems to speak of. Regarding exercise and weight/fat loss, I still have a bit of stubborn spare tire, but I can see the most obvious changes "in between" intense workouts, during the days I'm recovering. My sessions are no more than 20 minutes in duration and no more often than twice a week, consisting of bodyweight exercises (gymnastic conditioning moves, ow!), heavy weight lifting (low reps), and once a week brief sprints (barefoot, toe-heel). On the days I don't work out, I alternate between walking, gardening, and resting if I feel overly sore.
I can't speak for anyone else, but I see a lot of folks on Charles Washington's Zeroing In On Health site who have trouble losing weight until they decrease or sometimes even TEMPORARILY eliminate exercise, until they reach their desired weight. Taubes pretty thoroughly debunked the notion that exercise helps with weight loss, but that doesn't mean there aren't many other good reasons to do it. The point should be to do it smarter, in a way that promotes optimal health and body composition. Low carbers and primal leaning folks should already be at least somewhat accustomed to going "against the grain" of conventional wisdom. But really, even though it's only a study size of one, in the end the best test is to experiment on yourself. No matter what anyone else says you should and shouldn't eat, only you can judge how it makes you feel when you eat it...
Fisch, the original poster was being sarcastic. I don't think there's anyone on this forum who agrees with that article. The party line is that we need to lift heavy and use short, intense bursts of cardio.