Exercise to Lose Weight? Guess Again!

September 20, 2016

You’ve heard the term “diet and exercise” so often that it sounds like one word. But do they really belong together as much as we think they do? New research shows that while exercise is important, it may not live up to its perceived contributions to weight loss.

In a recent article for Show Me the Evidence, writers Julia Belluz and Javier Zarracina pored oved 60 studies to determine the effect of exercise on weight loss. Here is their conclusion in their own words: “Despite the prevailing evidence, exercise is pretty unhelpful for weight loss. While 100 percent of the energy we gain comes from food, we can only burn about 10 to 30 percent of it with physical activity each day.”

Successful Weight Loss Habits

It seems that the most important component of weight loss is diet. Simply eating less is key. One study from the National Weight Control Registry reported the traits of people who have had success losing weight and keeping it off:

  • They jump on the scale and weigh themselves at least once a week
  • They limit their calorie intake
  • They avoid high-fat foods
  • They watch their portion sizes
  • And… They exercise regularly

Yes, they exercise regularly, but weight loss is not the goal when they work out.

If it weight loss were as simple as adjusting our diet to eating the right foods and pushing ourselves away from the table before we feel full, the U.S. weight loss industry would not be at $60 billion a year. The fact is that many of us need help. We’ve tried and failed to lose those stubborn pounds and we need a fresh start.

Thinner You Offers You a Fresh Start

The Thinner You program involves managed weight loss – one year, during which the Orbera balloon is non-surgically inserted into your stomach for six months, followed by six months of close attention to your diet and lifestyle by an experienced nutritionist.

The program works: Weight loss varies from person to person, but on average, patients lose 3 times the weight of those on a diet and exercise program alone. In the U.S. clinical study, patients lost an average of 21.8 lbs.

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