Quote (Wakeskater77 @ Aug 1 2012 12:13am)
If you limit your daily calorie intake, the more fat you will burn when you combine a calorie conscious diet with an exercise routine.
That's why people calorie count. And that's why you have to both diet and exercise to lose weight.
Bard is right though. I though that was an excellent post.
No, you don't. I've personally lost 50 pounds just by eating less... didn't exercise at all (exercise a lot now though... still good for your health... just not mandatory for losing weight).
Quote (AEtheric @ Aug 1 2012 12:38am)
I have a friend working at a weight loss camp, and their method is to simply eliminate fat intake and have an exercise regimen. She said that they lose about 8 pounds their first week.
That's the worst possible way to measure weight loss performance. The vast majority of weight loss in the first week is water weight and less food bulk in the system (among other things)... only a small percentage would be actual fat burning. The first week (and sometimes second) always have a huge spike because of that, with later weeks leveling off (though still fluctuating +/- 2 pounds due to various factors unrelated to fat loss/gains), so the only accurate way to measure weight loss is over at least a month period, and starting after a couple weeks on the program.
Quote (tric-isHUGE @ Aug 1 2012 12:48am)
What if I eat a bunch of fast food and chips and soda pop that amounts to 1800 calories. But in the same day, I burn 2000 calories.
Would I still not lose weight?
You would still lose weight. What bard is saying has some truth, but not entirely.
You can gain weight a lot faster overeating on foods high in saturated fat than on other foods because that fat can just be stored directly without ever being digested, which is much more "efficient"... whereas a lot of the energy is loss when digesting food into energy and then converting it into fat.
But the calorie-counting metric still works just fine when losing weight, if you consume fewer calories than you burn you'll lose weight proportionally... it just often underestimates the weight gains that are made when consuming lots of saturated fats (while also consuming a total calorie surplus).