Discussing :: The Problem with Weight Loss

The problem with weight loss is that your body will always do the opposite of what you are trying to achieve. A living organism, will always attempt to regulate its internal environment so as to maintain a stable, constant condition. This is called homeostasis. When you don't drink enough water in the short term for example; often the body retains water to balance things out. It attempts to maintain homeostasis by counteracting the stresses we put on it.  When you drink a lot of extra water - your body excretes more water to maintain balance. When we weight train -- we actually break down muscle tissue. And the body responds by building new... read full article

#1

The Problem with Weight Loss

Its also important to note that merely 'eating less' will not help! Exercise is very important.

#2

The Problem with Weight Loss

Totally agree George. But most experts agree that diet is 80% of the battle. You could consume 500 calories in a matter of minutes by drinking a 1.5 litre bottle of soft drink (which I see a lot of kids doing for breakfast these days...), but it would take at least 30-40 mins of HARD exercise to burn 500 calories. Much easier to skip the coke than hit the gym. Of course, both together are better.

#3

The Problem with Weight Loss

I agree I don't know how many times I hear my friends blame it on missing exercise but don't really blame the crap they eat! It 80-90% what you put in your mouth! Its not rocket science its bloody hard work! Once you get into a rhythm of exercise your away!

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