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8 Sep

Fox News: Best Way to Lose Weight?

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.

A couple side notes:

1. I am aware of the problems we are having with MDA as viewed in Internet Explorer and AOL. I am working on getting things back in order. I apologize for the inconvenience. Just know that I am at least as frustrated with it as you could possibly be.

2. I want to thank everyone who chimed in on “Dear Readers: What Do You Want?” All of your suggestions and requests for the MDA redesign have been considered carefully. I will continue to reference them as I move forward.

If you haven’t offered up your two cents feel free to drop me a comment at any time. With your help we’ll make MDA the best health blog on the net!

You want comments? We got comments:

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

    Son of Grok wrote on September 8th, 2008
  2. 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!

    Jen C. wrote on September 8th, 2008
  3. 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!”

    Bill wrote on September 8th, 2008
  4. 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.

    Son of Grok wrote on September 8th, 2008
  5. Another terrific job, in spite of “sitting there in all your buffetness…”

    SuperMike wrote on September 8th, 2008
  6. 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!

    Heatherly wrote on September 8th, 2008
  7. 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 the days that I do a cardio workout – say a 5-6 mile run, I crave carbs and eat more of them than I normally would.

    So, I am going to start cutting out as many of the carbs in my diet as I can (from grains and breads) and actually cut back on the cardio and see what happens over the next 30 days.

    Chris wrote on September 9th, 2008
  8. Love this article…THANKS

    Adam wrote on September 9th, 2008
  9. 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 know how to get rid of my stomach flab and my two back arm cushions and my big flabby arms that is making me look huge! I get married in Cabo on Dec. 5th, I’ve up’d my work outs to 4-5 days a week, cardio (walk/run) for 30 mins., then eliptical for another 15. I do try to do HIIT, warm up 5 mins then intervals of 30 seconds to 1-2 mins HIIT, then regular run, repeat. I do free weights on my arms and the machines for my back. I keep on telling myself that I need to lose all this fat that’s covering my muscles before I do weight training, but I feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. I want to have a lean cut body. Any suggestions?

    Susan wrote on September 9th, 2008
  10. 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.

    Methuselah - Pay Now Live Later wrote on September 9th, 2008
  11. 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 to keep yourself honest). In a few months you’ll see a low-fat well-sculpted body. Keep us posted :-)

    Mark Sisson wrote on September 9th, 2008
  12. Excellent, thanks!

    Amberly wrote on December 21st, 2008
  13. 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.

    Dave - Smooth Treadmills wrote on January 10th, 2009
  14. 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.

    Tim wrote on April 21st, 2009
  15. 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 Nelson RD wrote on May 14th, 2009
  16. 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 wrote on November 24th, 2009

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