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September 08, 2008

Fox News: Best Way to Lose Weight?

By Mark Sisson
22 Comments

FYI – I was on Fox News Los Angeles again this morning. This time I answered the question, “Is Exercise the Best Way to Lose Weight?” Check out the video and then hit me up with a comment to let me know what you think. Thanks everyone!

Update: Here is a link to the post on my first Fox News appearance. Check it our for more videos.

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22 Comments on "Fox News: Best Way to Lose Weight?"

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Son of Grok
Son of Grok
8 years 21 days ago

The hosts face when you are talking about the overweight cardio officionado is priceless.

Jen C.
Jen C.
8 years 21 days ago

I actually saw you on T.V.!!!!
I thought you did a great job and told the truth, hopefully people listen up and tune in.
Thanks Mark!

Bill
Bill
8 years 21 days ago

Great video! Though I can’t help but notice the irony that the video is book ended by two advertisements for a sugar loaded Taco Bell “Fruitista Freeze!”

Son of Grok
Son of Grok
8 years 21 days ago

Bill,
I noticed that too and had a chuckle. “This healthy video brought to you by TACO BELL”… who even manages to put corn products in their plain refried beans.

SuperMike
SuperMike
8 years 21 days ago

Another terrific job, in spite of “sitting there in all your buffetness…”

Heatherly
Heatherly
8 years 21 days ago

Mark, you gotta give us LA kids a heads up so we can TiVo you!!! So glad they are booking you for the show. You look great, as always!

Chris
8 years 21 days ago
Mark, Great job. I have been trying to figure out why I am not losing any weight, while eating a clean diet and exercising 5-6 days a week. Normally, I do at least 3 days of cardio (running/biking/rowing) and body weight workouts on the other days. I eat a pretty clean diet, but I think I have too many carbs in it and that is what is making my weight stay where it is. Even though most of my carbs are coming from whole grains, I am noticing that I eat too many of them. I also find that on… Read more »
Adam
8 years 21 days ago

Love this article…THANKS

Susan
Susan
8 years 21 days ago
I love your site and that you are so real with the eating and working out. Thanks for such informative info. You look great and I hope you inspire others as you do me. I cut out most carbs July 24th, and noticed my body is now more flabbier than usual. I know that cutting out carbs will flatten my muscles, but I’m scared that it will completely rid of it? I have an apple body, so most of my weight is carried in my stomach, back and arms. I love that I’ve dropped 10 lbs. since, but I don’t… Read more »
Methuselah - Pay Now Live Later

I reckon both of those presenters were in the gym grinding out the cardio within hours of that interview – they seem like the types 😉

Seriously though, good job, as ever. It’s a pity there is no link on the Fox site to the interview from the week before, since for a full picture both interviews are required.

Mark Sisson
8 years 21 days ago
Susan, you are definitely on the right track. But you don’t need to “wait to do the weights”. You want to simultaneously be building muscles and burning fat. That means full body weight training (not just the spot exercises you are doing now)two or three times a week. Also, I’d want to be sure you are doing the intervals twice week and no more, since, if you do them right, you can’t possibly do them every day. That might mean even cutting back a day or two on the cardio. Of course, stay on the low carb program (use fitday.com… Read more »
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Amberly
7 years 9 months ago

Excellent, thanks!

Dave - Smooth Treadmills
7 years 8 months ago

Hey Mark

I enjoyed your video interview on The Best Way To Lose Weight a i agree with you that it’s 80% how much you eat and people overeat carbs the most. also agree with you that Weight Training is the best.

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Tim
7 years 5 months ago

I think weight loss is all about three things – attitude, diet and exercise. From my experience, reducing carb intake and doing aerobic exercises are keys to successful weight loss.

Lisa Nelson RD
7 years 4 months ago

This is the second time I’ve “stumbled across” your site and I have to say you do a great job!

All the best,
Lisa

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Alan
Alan
6 years 10 months ago

Excellent job Mark, keep it up. I can’t help thinking that half of what you say is in one ear and out the other though. I think they are only half listening and it’s completely forgotten before your chair is cold. I hope not but I suspect so.
Alan.

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