13 August 2009

Why excercise won't make you thin

Hanks Seafood, Hayne St., Charleston, S.C.

I shouldn't have matched a good seafood restaurant with this entry. :) Unrelated. Unrelated.

These new studies showing that vigorous exercise doesn't help you lose weight are pretty depressing. I've been basing my whole aging strategy on eating like a little piggie and walking it off. Sigh.
Time Magazine: Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin
The basic problem is that while it's true that exercise burns calories and that you must burn calories to lose weight, exercise has another effect: it can stimulate hunger. That causes us to eat more, which in turn can negate the weight-loss benefits we just accrued. Exercise, in other words, isn't necessarily helping us lose weight. It may even be making it harder.
Bummer. They admit exercise helps you stay healthy but not necessarily thinner.

I am off to get a bedtime carrot stick. Sigh.