An article at LinkedIn (from a user I guess) says…
It is fact that people are getting fatter because of over-eating and too little exercise. But should they pay more for things like airline tickets? The plane company Airbus has just announced that it…
Read it here.
I definitely say no to this. But the most annoying part of this ‘article’ is the first sentence ‘it is a fact that people are getting fatter because of over-eating and too little excercise’ which clearly shows me a person that has no idea what he’s talking about in regards to diet & excercise. The comments on this ‘article’ is ranging from, in my not so humble opinion, idiots to people reacting much like I did.
I actually started off with a rant as a comment to it, deleted it and just pointed the author to three books he should read – those are Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It and Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us – I’d suggest in that order as well. I doubt he has any interest in it since he, I’m guessing, is lean and fit due to ‘not over-eating and excercising’.
In my own case, thanks to The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman and Tim Ferris, I can clearly state that I haven’t eaten less or felt hungry since I started my 4HB-lifestyle and I definitely do NOT excercise more than I did before. Guess what? I’m losing weight and becoming smaller. Of course, my appetite and the amount of food I can put into myself is getting smaller as my gut is shrinking, but it is more symptomatic of the change in what I eat rather than how much that is having med shed pound after pound.
Don’t get me wrong. To eat ‘normal’ and excercising is good for you. But, as a person who’s been there myself, getting started with eating less, and excercising more when you are obese is really hard. That is basically why I don’t do cardio yet. My plan includes getting fit on whole other level when I’ve reached my first weight-goal and that will most likely include a lot more excercising – not to lose weight or spend calories mind you – but to build ‘stamina’ and ‘muscles’.
There! My rant is over.