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Apr

Exercise Myth Busters: Exercise is useless for weight loss

Well, this blog post has been inspired by the recent article on The Age website titled : The exercise myth that I have had brought to my attention yesterday.

The article is goes on to talk about exercise and weight loss and new book which claims that exercise is useless for weight loss. The article then shares a number of great points from David Driscoll an exercise physiologist and sports dietitian.

My summary of this would be that as many of you may have found when you exercise you can have an increased appetite.  Keep this in check and you will go a long way to dropping the kilos and improving more than just your weigh, as we all know exercise has vast and important benefits that are far greater than weight loss or even weight maintenance.

Another thing thing mentioned to be mindful of is the fact that many of us want to reward our hard work with a larger serving size at our meals or a treat after dinner because of how very hard we have worked! However the fact is that sometimes these rewards can actually throw us back over our calorie budget and we can many times end up doing more harm that good in the overall scheme of things. Being over our daily calorie budget we can end up actually putting on weight if we do this consistently.

So the moral of the story… Exercise can certainly help us with more than just losing weight but don’t lose sight of the simple fact that what is going into your body is key when you are watching your weight. It will determine how much out put you need to achieve to bring your body to a point of calorie deficit and therefor weight loss.

3 thoughts on “Exercise Myth Busters: Exercise is useless for weight loss

  1. Gregory Brown

    As I was looking at the past blogs and came across this one, I just had to say that it was wonderful. My girlfriend and I started dieting and exercising at the same time and as I was losing weight while looking great and feeling wonderful, she was not doing as well. I explained that she still needed to cut back the calories and maybe now she will listen.

    1. Luke

      Thanks Gregory. Sounds like you have given her some good advice. If she has any specific questions get her to leave a comment here herself or even flick us at email. We would love to do all we can to help her out. 🙂

  2. Luke

    Thanks Gregory. Sounds like you have given her some good advice. If she has any specific questions get her to leave a comment here herself or even flick us at email. We would love to do all we can to help her out. 🙂

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