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When was the last time you saw a good looking male celebrity, footballer etc. with a weighty female on his arm? they all go for skinnies!! but thats a whole different thread eh?
Much of this is dictated by Society and social acceptance, if a footballer or a male celebrity, infact did fancy a lady with a bit of chubs, he woudl still not want to be seen with her in public.

If you see paintings from few centuries back, plumpish ladies were regarded as beautiful.

I also know certain "people" who love big women.. LOL

Its like if someone will say, he has never really fancies Britney Spears, then the usual response from the sheeple would be "What?! ah man, you got no taste!"

Its like the Marketing Technique, You keep flashing a particuler image and majority of people would start liking it, as majority doesnt really know what they want or dont have courage enough to swim against the tide or "fashion"
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Old 15.09.2009, 19:23
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When was the last time you saw a good looking male celebrity, footballer etc. with a weighty female on his arm?
Our lovely Federer?
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Old 15.09.2009, 20:29
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Well at home and with a glass of wine next to the computer , I did a few calculations on the energy efficiency of the human body.
It is generally accepted that, of the 2300 calories we need in a day, we use 60% of the energy for the basic metabolism (heart beat, respiration, keeping the body temperature), 30% for activities (moving, working, thinking) and 10% for digestion of the foodstuff. The excess above 2300 is stored as fat. This opens for a few interesting observations:
Increased physical activity will work only on the 30% of the daily expenditure. One hour at the gym will do very little for you on the overall daily energy expenditure (as it works only on the 30% of the total). Just as well to park oneself in front of the TV…honest, I'm not kidding!
Irina ... the breadth of your ignorance is overwhelming.
I am not even sure if it's funny or sad.

I wouldn't know where to begin tearing that argument to shreds .. it is wrong on sooo many levels
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Re: Why excercise may not help you lose weight

Just to add to ignorance, that Sleeping burns more calories than watching Tele.
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Old 25.09.2009, 15:11
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I think this is the easiest weight loss program I have found to date!!

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I think this is the easiest weight loss program I have found to date!!

I don't think you even need photoshop - most obese people don't think they are overweight:

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Re: Why excercise may not help you lose weight

Just cycle like a lunatic in CH. The hills and speed will burn fat, and build muscle. Trained muscle burns calories even at rest, so more of them = good.

Example: my ride home from work: 1hr 45mins. 30km. 700m climbing. Computer estimated calories burned for my weight = 1,300. Cycle up Wildspitz = 1,800.

I've lost 5kg since starting this, and I eat *anything*. We're talking 2 pastries for breakfast, blow out lunches, maybe some chocolate later. Light evening meal though.
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Re: Why excercise may not help you lose weight

Weight loss is a complex issue and most certainly a combination of exercise and nutrition. I have owned gyms for thirty years and have studied exercise and nutrition at at tertiary level. It is surprising that after so many years I have changed my whole attitude to the answers to the questions that are often thrown my way.

Could we have been more wrong?

Low fat - Wrong
Low intensity exercise is better for lowering body weight - wrong.
Count calories - wrong, theoretically correct, mentally impossible.
5 small meals a day to boost metabolism - wrong.

The answer is something like this -

Only eat when you are hungry not bored, sugar craving or emotional. Think of something else to do.
Eat higher good fats. You feel fuller for longer. Tip the balance toward more protein and less carbs.
Eat less starchy carbs. They boost sugar in the bloodstream which increases insulin and stops fatloss. Not paleo, not low carb, but selective carb eating.
Try to keep long windows of Not Eating two or three times per week. From 6pm at night to 10 am the next day is a good start. A coffee with cream will satiate in the morning and doesn't raise insulin levels.

Exercise intensely for about 30 - 60 secs and then relax. Repeat until you dont feel like you can do it any more. Only start a new round when you feel in control of your breathing and are mentally ready to go again. Sprints in a park are perfect. If you are over 45 get a Dr clearance.

I find it curious that apple etc is going down the calorie counting route.They must have never tried it in the board room. Education is freedom and gets results. Counting calories and food volume restriction makes for hungry people who give up. Its not necessary. Eat well and feel full and then wait until you get hungry but dont eat in between. Simple and it works. Hope you found this helpful.
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Re: Why excercise may not help you lose weight

My experience is that diet without exercise will not help you *control* your body weight. Sure, cut your meals and calories and the short-term effect will be that you lose some kilos. You might be able to keep your weight level for some time but it would be immensely easier (and healthier) if that is accompanied by regular exercise.

You can't be on a diet your whole life and once you go back to *normal* eating, the extra weight will crawl back. There is a major difference between following a diet (most of these are fads, in my opinion) and healthy eating every day.

Cutting sodas, sugar and processed foods is not a diet, it's healthy eating. And it's not supposed to last a month or two, it's a way of living.

The latest miracle diet will rarely leave you feel satisfied after a meal. Eating normal portions of healthy fresh food can do that. It could be as delicious as any junk food and will usually sustain your appetite for longer.

So, that's about eating.

But what about exercise?

Being physically active stimulates your metabolism and that's the essential thing.

You can eat five carrots and 8 apples a day but without any physical exercise you might still not lose ANY weight. Why? Just because your metabolism is soo bad after so many years of non-exercising, stress, and dieting. How confusing for the body.

Regular exercise is essential for building muscle mass (which burns calories all day long, makes your body more resistant and agile), regulates hormone production (which is responsible for all kinds of body functions - from mood regulation, to libido, weight loss, appetite, stress response, etc), and finally - exercise even helps you stay young - http://www.newscientist.com/article/...r#.VD1LFRZAPdk
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Our lovely Federer?
Too funny poor Federer!!
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Re: Why excercise may not help you lose weight

Commuters who shun car travel keep slimmer, study concludes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35812984
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