We often think that if we want to lose weight, we need to stick to the gym every day, do regular exercise, and then lose weight. But it may not be what we thought it would be, and more importantly, you didn’t lose weight.
The researchers reviewed more than 60 previous studies and found that exercise was virtually unhelpful to weight loss. They point out that we need to re-create the image of exercise, which is not a way to lose weight in itself, that it is good for health and that it is probably the best way to improve your health beyond quitting smoking.
Exercise definitely keeps you live longer and happier, but it’s not the best way to lose weight, and it’s about the way our bodies consume energy. You may not know, but physical activity is actually only a small part of the daily energy burn.
There are three main ways in which our body burns calories, which contains your basic metabolic rate, which is the energy that the body consumes for basic transportation, and basically the basic energy you need to live. Another part of energy consumption is the heat effect of food, the amount of energy that food needs to break down in your body. The third type of energy consumption is physical activity.
For most people, physical activity is any thing you do, and only about 10 to 30 percent of your overall energy consumption. So the vast majority of your daily energy or calorie consumption comes from your basic metabolism, and those are parts that you don’t have control over.
Although how many calories you eat a day is entirely up to you, only about 30 percent of your “calorie burn” is within your control.
A study has found that if a 200-pound man runs four days a week for an hour in a month, he can lose up to five pounds. This is true with all other conditions being the same, but everything else does not remain the same.
The researchers found that when we started to increase our daily exercise, we made various behavioral and physiological adjustments. On the one hand, exercise tends to make people hungry, and every one should feel this way after every exercise, which can increase your food intake.
There’s also evidence that some people slow down after exercise, so if you run a walk one morning, you may not want to climb the stairs when you go to work. This behavior is called “compensation behavior”, which is the various ways to unknowingly destroy the effects of movement.
The researchers also found a phenomenon known as “metabolic compensation” in which people’s underlying metabolism may slow down when they start to lose weight. And you’re going to burn less energy during rest than before, which means that this part of the rest metabolism may also decrease when your weight starts to lose.
While more research is needed to prove this point, an interesting 2012 study noted that researchers came to the Tanzanian steppe to calculate the energy consumption of The Hadza hunters.
These are extremely flexible, thin hunters who travel almost daily on the grasslands. The researchers were surprised to find that these people’s energy consumption was completely different from ours, and that although the Haza hunters lived a more active life, they did not burn more calories every day than adults living in the United States and Europe.
For some reason, they use energy in their physical activity to be offset or stored elsewhere, so how do they keep thin? Because they don’t eat well, the calories burned by exercise are easily offset by diet.
We need to run an hour to burn the calories of a hamburger and fries; it takes about an hour to dance hard to burn out the three glasses of wine you might drink at dinner; and an hour on a dynamic bike to burn off the calories of about two doughnuts.
That’s why it’s good to use exercise as a way to aid diet and lose weight. Despite the high obesity rate in the U.S., the U.S. government continues to promote exercise as a way to lose weight to ensure that people can continue to eat, drink and drink so that food companies can profit from it.
Since the 1920s, companies like Coca-Cola have tied themselves to sports. Their concept is that as long as you exercise, you can drink more soda. But as we’ve seen, it’s not the case, and in fact it’s very, very difficult to consume the extra heat generated by a can of soda.
Now that countries are facing the problems of obesity, we shouldn’t compare small amounts of exercise to excessive community calories, and Health Department policymakers should really prioritize improving the eating environment to help people choose healthier foods.
Losing weight through exercise is not impossible, it’s just that it’s a lot harder, and we have to know what that’s all about. If you’re really going to the gym and burn all the calories, it’s going to take you longer and you’ll need to put in more effort. But a slice of pizza you eat in five minutes can make your efforts undone, and the contrast is actually amazing, and most people don’t fully realize it.