This Time magazine cover made me want to sick out my tongue and say nana-nana-na-na to just about every one with their “well meaning” advice.
The article says that exercise does not bring about weight loss, but that exercise may cause people to actually eat more. The more physically active you are the hungrier you will get and the more you will eat. And it’s not just about willpower. Whew, good to know it’s not just me.
“From a weight-loss perspective, you would have been better off sitting on the sofa knitting. ”
Ha! Maybe not entirely accurate, but I love that quote.
Now I’m not saying there’s nothing to exercise for a health and toning perspective. As a matter of fact I just got Jillian Michaels’ The Shred and I need to hop on it. But I’m under no illusions that it’s what’s going to get me losing weight. It’s the whole mind, body, food connection that will work.
For weight loss it’s all calories in vs. calories out. Not how much you kill yourself at the gym. Read the full Time article here. and chime in.
So, what do you think?