I think that one of the best studies yet on the subject is a study done by Dr. Jody Campbell at Oregon Health & Science University. The results of this study are surprising to some people. Dr. Campbell found that people who were overweight were less likely to develop cancer.
So what makes us fit?
Dr. Campbell decided to give people a free workout and then ask them to walk around for a few minutes, as many as they liked. Half of the participants were healthy, and the other half were obese or very overweight. Half of the participants were told to exercise, and the other half weren’t! So not only did fat people work out harder than lean people, but those who were obese or very overweight actually lost some fat before exercise, and their waistlines didn’t improve.
Does eating a lot of calories help you burn fat?
A lot of people, even the experts, don’t believe this. I’ve been asked to comment on this study and it seems that no one’s getting paid. It’s like a trial-and-error procedure, and a whole number of people seem to get hit by this study and say that the calorie-for-calorie math doesn’t matter, or at least they’re not getting paid in a meaningful way.
I asked the co-author of the study why the calorie counting didn’t work. He responded that they had already found out that weight loss with exercise is easier than weight loss without it. If you eat a lot of calories, you have more energy to fuel those calories, and that makes it easier to burn off those calories than if you were just sitting around trying to figure out how to get your body to burn off some of those calories.
Does the calorie counting change your eating habits?
To take it another step further, is there any evidence that the calorie counting does change how you eat?
What do the calories look like?
It seems that people get different results when they’re trying to eat some of the calories in an apple versus some of the calories in some beans.
One thing about food is that if you put it in front of you, it doesn’t really fit right with your body. So if you were hungry, and the food fit your hunger, that could be part of your eating process and that could look like fat loss.
So when you’re hungry, it doesn’t really look that way?
It’s a little hard to interpret the