We hear so much about exercising to lose weight, but the reality is, if you really want to lose weight you need to eat less. If you run a mile you only burn 100+/- calories, the equivalent of one cup of apple cider. Losing weight isn’t going to happen only if you add exercise, of course it will help, but barely unless you eat less. We all know we naturally burn 2,000+/- calories a day. If you consume more calories than you burn, it will be stored or converted as fat. It is simple logic and simple math. By no means is eating less an easy thing to change. I love my sweets and every time I overeat I regret it. But losing weight is about control, and really an emotional battle we all seem to ignore… We need to focus on why we eat and when. If we could stop ourselves from eating more than we need and balance in why we eat (not denying ourselves), we will naturally find ourselves at our perfect weight… © Jodi Healy
In “Energy Expenditure of Walking and Running,” published last December in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, a group of Syracuse University researchers measured the actual calorie burn of 12 men and 12 women while running and walking 1,600 meters (roughly a mile) on a treadmill. Result: The men burned an average of 124 calories while running, and just 88 while walking; the women burned 105 and 74. (The men burned more than the women because they weighed more.)
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