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Why You Shouldn’t Exercise to Lose Weight


Going to the gym several times a week does not mean you can have large portions of whatever you want to eat. Yet, there is plenty of science that proves you also need to have a healthy diet to lose weight. Even if you burn several hundred calories during a 45-minute workout, the last thing you want to do is to replace those calories with fast food or some other indulgent food.

America is suffering from an obesity epidemic that is causing a severe public health crisis. Yet, some fitness gurus, public health officials, doctors, and celebrities say it’s okay to indulge in your favorite foods if you maintain a regular workout routine. It doesn’t help that we are regularly bombarded with advertisements for high sugar, high carbohydrate foods and drinks on TV, in movie theaters, and online.

Unfortunately, this is the wrong message. This is like telling a recovering alcoholic that it’s okay to occasionally go to a bar and have a drink. The obesity epidemic in America has a lot to do with making poor food choices in addition to being addicted to food. This makes losing weight impossible no matter how much people exercise.

Here are the insights into several of the leading exercise, nutrition, and obesity researchers on exercise and weight loss. Tap Read More to continue