science based weight loss program


where the scientist is me, the test subject is me and the peer reviewers are me, myself and I. What I am trying to say here is that I don’t want to do any braining today.

I finished reading Jeff Galloway’s nutrition for runners and I shocked myself. I have always said I am not reading any self help book but this felt like one of those. The advice given is quite helpful to runners and non runners alike. If there is anything I took from that book that I think makes a lot of sense, is to separate your weight loss plans from your fitness/ exercise plans.

If you are a woman, don’t feel bad or give up if the fat loss is slow, evolution it seems intended that you become efficient in fat storage and energy use. All you need to do is maintain a healthy diet. And moderate exercise for good health. Research shows that women generally lose fat 2x slower than the man next door for the same amount of exercise.

So back to the science, exercise should be fun. If after a run you are feeling sad and angry, you are running hard or wrong. And so that me and Jeanne are still good friends, consult your doctor before you begin any exercise regime that goes beyond walking a few steps a day.

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32 thoughts on “science based weight loss program

  1. Ark says:

    If you expend more kjs (calories) than you consume you will lose weight.
    That’s the very basic idea, at any rate.
    I found that once my regular long distance training reached 90min and – upwards I could not eat enough to put on weight, and in fact I ate like a horse just to maintain.

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  2. ladysighs says:

    Ooooh …. Not a good idea to tell a woman how to run her life …. Oooooh …. not a good idea at all!

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  3. “If you are a woman, don’t feel bad or give up if the fat loss is slow, evolution it seems intended that you become efficient in fat storage and energy use.” Oh, I don’t know, I’m a dude, and my body is VERY efficient at fat storage–and pizza storage, and pie storage, and beer storage. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Ron says:

    Evolution, eh?

    Ah, now we see the patriarchy inherent in the system. Time for women to march in solidarity for a few hours every day every day to put an end to this gender fat gap.

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    • makagutu says:

      It would be interesting to see the outcome of the walk in respect to weight loss. Maybe it will show the study discussed by Jeff and Barbara was really wrong

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      • Ron says:

        As the following video quickly demonstrates, focusing on exercise (calories expended) is less profitable than focusing on diet (calories consumed) if weight control is your desired outcome.

        https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQbuzsY_34Q

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        • makagutu says:

          Even without watching the vid, I agree. That’s why I say health plans and fitness should be kept separate.

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          • Ron says:

            I submit that both goals can be achieved more readily if you incorporate them into your daily routine rather than view them as standalone activities. Experience informs me that simple lifestyle changes (walk/hike/cycle for pleasure) are easier to start and maintain than gruelling physical workouts (jogging/running to “get in shape”). Plus, it leaves room to increase the intensity when you feel up to it. But YMMV. Some may find another approach suits them better.

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        • basenjibrian says:

          My life is the perfect example of this. I am a sugar addict…and I am a fervent cyclist. I am plump nonetheless, despite the thousands of calories my Garmin assures me I burn. ๐Ÿ™‚

          I am skeptical of “Keto”, but I can still recognize the problems with sugar addiction.

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          • makagutu says:

            i am a diet skeptic. i think all restrictive diets are useless. one will lose weight for a time and most likely gain it back plus more.
            You must be taking in a lot of calories, then. On days that i do long rides and runs, i am almost always on a calorie deficit

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  5. Apparently cholera is a great way to lose weight!

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  7. Jay Fiscus says:

    “If you are a woman, donโ€™t feel bad or give up if the fat loss is slow, evolution it seems intended that you become efficient in fat storage and energy use.”
    Some men can use that line too!

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  8. The comments could have been more scientific but still they are Nice and my true comment is
    Scientifically designed exercises can help a lot (A LOT)

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  9. When it comes to determining if you should lose weight, there are a number of important factors that you should consider. Since many women are concerned with their appearance and the way that they look, you may want to examine your appearance. Do you think that could benefit from a weight loss? If you are currently unhappy with the way that you look, it may be something to consider. Of course, it is also important to make sure that you donโ€™t lose too much weight, as it can be harmful to your health. For that reason, you may want to consult with your doctor to determine if weight loss is an issue that you should work on.

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