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How Much Exercise do we need to Lose Weight?

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012


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Most people who attempt to lose weight understand that weight loss is dependant upon the amount of calories we consume and the amount of exercise we perform to burn off those calories. But how much exercise do we need to lose weight? The popular belief is that the more exercise we do the more weight we will lose.

According to recent research however this theory is being challenged and it is being suggested that we could in fact be exercising too much. So how much exercise do we really need?

Most people who start working out in hopes of shedding pounds wind up disappointed, a lamentable circumstance familiar to both exercisers and scientists. Multiple studies, many of them covered in this column, have found that without major changes to diet, exercise typically results in only modest weight loss at best (although it generally makes people much healthier). Quite a few exercisers lose no weight. Some gain.

Exercise does seem to contribute to waist-tightening, provided that the amount of exercise is neither too little nor, more strikingly, too much. For Weight Loss, Less Exercise May Be More –


The second of the reports examines the relationship between diet and exercise. Simply embarking on an exercise regime does not necessarily guarantee that you will lose weight. The answer to the question ‘how much exercise shouls we be taking?’ is quite complex.

Two groundbreaking new studies address the irksome question of why so many of us who work out remain so heavy, a concern that carries special resonance at the moment, as lean Olympians slip through the air and water, inspiring countless viewers to want to become similarly sleek.

And in a just world, frequent physical activity should make us slim. But repeated studies have shown that many people who begin an exercise program lose little or no weight. Some gain. Dieting vs. Exercise for Weight Loss –


The final article discusses the type of exercise that we should be doing. If we are going to exercise then it is essential that cardiovascular exercises are included.

Counting calories and trying to stick to a strict diet simply doesn’t work as a weight loss plan for most people. In the end, many of those people end up losing a bit of weight, but tend to put it all back on again the moment; they stop their diet. These people then get stuck in a cycle of ‘yo-yo dieting’, which isn’t good for long-term weight loss or your health. However there are a few other routes you can take to lose weight and keep it off. It’s possible all down to one thing: cardiovascular exercise. The Key To Weight Loss – Cardiovascular Exercise


Celebrity Endorsed Weight Reduction Pills

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012


The Truth about Celebrities and Weight Reduction Pills!

It is generally believed that celebrities will endorse any product providing they are being paid to do so. There are however still large numbers of  ordinary people that are prepared to believe every word that their screen heroes tell them and willingly pay high prices to use those recommended products whether they work or not.


Examples of Bizarre Celebrity Diet Tips

If you need more proof that most celebs aren’t qualified to give weight loss advice, just take a look at some of the things they’ve recommended over the years:

….Read some of the celebrity dieting tips that have been published in recent years… Real Weight Loss vs. Celebrity Weight Lossl


Take a look at the video below to see a bizarre weight loss concept being promoted in Japan. Do you believe it works?



If you find that your attempts to lose weight with pills are failing or you are becoming disillusioned with your exercise regime you might find these quotes from celebrities will help to motivate you!
I’m really proud of my curves and I hope all you curvy girls out there are embracing yours too!! It’s important to work out and be the best version of yourself that you can be, but never feel like you have to be the skinniest girl in the room to be the prettiest. Be confident in yourself and you’ll shine!” Kim Kardashian
It’s not a diet, it’s a way of life that teaches you better skills. For years, I felt like I could never have ice scream, but now I can eat ice cream occasionally!” Jennifer Hudson
“With chocolate, you eat only dark. I never dieted, but I’d go off white food for three days — no pasta, rice, sugar, or flour. I’m running around with kids and volunteering at school. I can’t be bothered with complicated diets and weight plans.” Cindy Crawford

Member of the Donald Dannheim Family Who Operate a Dairy and Ice Cream Store... 

Losing weight is a serious undertaking. You are not going to lose weight overnight. The secret is to adopt a healthy lifestyle that embraces the right types of food and the correct amount of exercise. You can lose weight with pills to help you but they should not be considered a substitute for diet and exercise. Cutting down on your food intake can be made easier if you use hunger suppressants of some kind.

Do not be taken in by claims made by celebrities. Remember they are being paid large amounts of money to endorse the products they want you to buy.