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fat

This major new study says that losing weight is REALLY QUITE SIMPLE, unless you have some underlying medical condition.

Discuss amongst yourselves...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do not over-eat and I exercise at the gym regularly but I am still considered "overweight." I think we have unrealistic ideas of what it is normal for a person to weigh.

Anonymous said...

It is normal to be overweight. It is just not healthy.

Anonymous said...

That article is a crock. I know that I have a depressed metabolism. I can diet and exercise all I want and I won't lose weight. It is simply impossible for me to be thin. I think that studies like this one are biased against those who have weight challenges.

kayla said...

One comment about selectively losing belly fat - I found that when I eliminated almost all refined carbohydrates and a lot of unrefined ones, I lost a LOT of belly fat. That may be specific to people who, like me, are carbohydrate intolerant/hypoglycemic and who may tend to carry more fat around their waists than those who are more carb tolerant. I lost fat in other places too, but most notably around my belly.

Leslie said...

Simple, however, is not the same as easy. Those people were being monitored and fed controlled food portions. The rest of us have to make out own food, measure it for portions size, figure out the calories, and drag our exhausted selves away from our already impossibly busy lives to exercise.

I've been on and off diets since I was 4 years old, and I know that diet and exercise will work, but it's hard.

Anonymous said...

Fat people lack self control, plain and simple. Losing weight is like quitting smoking. It's extremely difficult bnecause it requires you to stop doing pleasurable things and start doing unpleasant things (exercise).

Anonymous said...

I agree. If you are fat, then you are responsible for your weight. You could be thin if you chose to but you are too weak or lazy to try.