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8/20/09 2:13 A

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My first thought-before reading anything was "a blueberry bar treat for working out?!" AAAHHH!!!

Folks! NO! Food as a reward is a big part of our "problem" for many of us! Unless that food reward is a bunch of grapes or handful of cherries ...or even better some ice cold WATER -- what is the point!? I'm confused before I start reading!

I've long accepted that a healthy diet & exercise won't make me THIN - it will make me HEALTHY & how cool is that!?

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8/12/09 12:54 P

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We have some EXCELLENT thoughts shared by Coach Dean in his latest blog, related to this article:

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=the
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My own additional thoughts are that the article had a definite sensationalist edge, certainly catching one's eye..."you mean I'm wasting my time exercising?!?!" However the takeaway message I got from the article was that regarding actual weight loss, one's food choices has the primary impact on weight loss, not exercise. I absolutely know and REVEL in all the other benefits of exercise, however, and if it doesn't have a direct impact on weight loss I'm not bothered or troubled by this.

I DO think it is helpful for people to know, however, that the notion of getting out there and burning up calories is not really accurate.

For me, I've not experienced any trouble with appetite increase after working out so I didn't buy into this point made by the article.

I think we always have to read everything with a critical eye to what makes sense for yourself and leave behind the things that don't "fit" your personal experience. And always remember that ANY media is going to trend toward sensationalizing so it can grab "eyeballs" and sell products.

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8/10/09 4:50 P

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i agree, I always assumed that tting calories went hand in hand with exercise. You need the exercise in order to tone your body otherwise you are going to be left with a whole lot of loose skin. And you are right, I always feel better after exercising and it gives me the necessary energy and stamina to keep up with my work!

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8/10/09 1:08 P

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Oh yes, absolutely agree re: "look at all the other great benefits that exercise does, not only for our physical being but our mental being as well."

Media always loves to come up with eye-catching titles like this one, but I was reminded of many folks' struggle with NOT losing weight despite ongoing vigorous workouts. I'm usually one of those who will point out the other benefits of working out as you mention, the mental along with emotional / self esteem / body acceptance / inches lost due to increased muscle tone and so many OTHER boosts!

By posting this, I'm HARDLY meaning to encourage people to NOT work out, rather, to better understand ALL the factors which play out in weight loss and improved health.

Science keeps turning up so much interesting, useful info to affirm our anecdotal experience yet also keep us on our toes!

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8/10/09 12:48 P

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Don,

The only thing that irritates me about by-lines like this, is while getting thin is about consuming fewer calories than one expends, look at all the other great benefits that exercise does, not only for our physical being but our mental being as well. I would also add that many people feel that because they exercise, they can afford to be less active the rest of the day...this happens a lot with marathon trainees.

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Very interesting Don. I still try to instil in my clients that sport and fitness is 80% nutrition, 10% training and 10% rest, in that order. Thanks.

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8/10/09 11:19 A

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great.........thanks for sharing.....


“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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8/10/09 10:26 A

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Fascinating article with discussion of research from many different sources:

Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin
John Cloud, Time, Aug 6, 2009
news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090806/hl_ti
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Final paragraph (read the rest of this great article at above link):

"In short, it's what you eat, not how hard you try to work it off, that matters more in losing weight. You should exercise to improve your health, but be warned: fiery spurts of vigorous exercise could lead to weight gain. I love how exercise makes me feel, but tomorrow I might skip the VersaClimber - and skip the blueberry bar that is my usual postexercise reward."

Other research of note:

Scientists create energy-burning brown fat in mice
Suggests novel strategy for treating obesity in people

www.dana-farber.org/abo/news/press/2
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