Most Effective Way to Lose Weight
When I decided to start weight training, my three goals were to build muscle, lose some fat, and eat more. I love to eat. I’d rather exercise more just so I can eat more food. Unfortunately, unless you are spending hours and hours exercising, cardio and strength training doesn’t burn that many calories. “…Dr. Susan Jebb, head of nutrition and health research at the Medical Research Council in Great Britain, recently told The Observer, “you have to do an awful lot more exercise than most people realize. To burn off an extra 500 calories is typically an extra two hours of cycling. And that’s about two doughnuts.” (1)
Many people may not like this, but in order to lose weight, the most effective method for weight loss is to reduce calories and add moderate exercise since not everyone has the time or the motivation to spend 20 hours of exercise each week.
Photo: Dan competing in an Ironman triathlon in Louisville