Why exercise alone is useless for weight loss?

It might come as a shock to most people but when it comes to losing weight, exercise alone is pretty useless, according to Dr. Eric Ravussin, a prominent exercise researcher and chair of diabetes and metabolism at Lousiana State University as reported on Time Magazine.

This very interesting article on Time Magazine goes on to add that many recent studies have found that exercise isn’t as important in helping people lose weight as you hear so regularly in gym advertisements or on shows like The Biggest Loser — or, for that matter, from magazines like this one.

Exercises for weight loss – do they work?

This is what Bally’s Fitness Says on their website:

You might not expect to hear this from the nation’s leading exercise and fitness company, but here’s the hard truth:

When it comes to losing weight, exercise alone usually doesn’t cut it. Most people need a COMBINED approach that addresses both diet and exercise.W8M medspa

Why Exercise Alone Does Not Help?

According to Dr. Prab R. Tumpati, MD, a fellowship trained obesity medicine physician and founder W8MD Medical Weight Loss Centers of America, exercise stimulates appetite, and also builds heavier muscle, two factors that negate any weight lost through burning of calories!

Also, average person needs to walk 18 miles per pound to lose and most people overestimate their calories burn through exercise.

However, in combination with a restrictive diet, exercise does help although not absolutely required for weight loss. Since exercise has other benefits, you should consider 30 minutes of physical activity daily.

Tips for exercise

You can start by walking briskly, using stairs instead of elevators, going to a park or a mall and walk, mowing the lawn, dancing, swimming for recreation or bicycling. Going to a Gym, and doing situps, stretching and weight training can also strengthen your body and improve your fitness level. The key for success is to find the right exercise for you. If you enjoy doing it, chances are you would stay with it.

What our patients say?

W8MD weight loss program reviews on Yelp:

Wonderful doctor.  Speaks to me with respect and great knowledge on weight loss.  Fabulous results after 2 months, I’ve lost 30 pounds.  Highly recommend. – Mike B.

Since this is a unique program that addresses the true causes of weight gain, and not an average weight loss clinic, we do get patients from far and near including from other states!  Call 1-800-W8MD-007 to learn more.

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Since its inception in 2011, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss program has successfully helped thousands of patients succeed in not only losing weight but also keep it off with an ongoing maintenance plan.

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“I lost 75 lbs with W8MD and feel great. I managed to come off many medications and off CPAP for sleep apnea. My only problem is that I now need new cloths, a problem I will trade for carrying the weight any day” J.W.Smith, CPA. More Weight loss success stories

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