View Full Version : Yahoo Article on Dieting and Excercise

01-29-2007, 09:32 AM
Just thought I would put the link up and see what people think about it.


01-29-2007, 10:21 AM
"For overall health, an appropriate program of diet and exercise is still the best," he said.

Thats what it all comes down to in the end.

01-29-2007, 10:24 AM
I don't understand how they can say building muscle does not directly lead to weight loss? I am of the understanding that increased muscle = increased BMR which = higher caloric deficit?

01-29-2007, 12:10 PM

No. The more LBM you have, the easier it is to burn fat once you decide to "cut". But when you're adding muscle, you're generally eating in excess of your maintenance, which means you'll be putting on some fat during this process. But yes...the more LBM you have, the higher your BMR, which makes it easier to cut the fat once you decide to do so. Also, how much fat you gain while adding muscle is completely dependent upon your diet.

01-30-2007, 01:38 PM
Interesting read...seems very inline with Lyle's article "You are not different" http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/Miscarticles/youarenotdiffere.html . Its kind of a shame that someone had to commission a study to prove the laws of thermodynamics do actually hold true with dieting since there is so much misinformation out there from the "diet" industry with the magic "quick fixes".

On the topic of calorie restriction, there was a fascinating article in Scientific American last month detailing life expansion through calorie restriction. The point that they were making was that over the past 122 years, the average lifespan of humans has gone up dramatically, but the maximum lifespan hasnít gone up. In almost every animal, restricting the number of calories that are taken in to provide sufficient nutrition increased both the average AND the maximum lifespan of those animals, ranging from rats (mammals) to protozoa (single cells). They believe that it was operating at a cellular level where eating less meant less glucose which, meant less wear and tear on the cell mitochondria.

Mr. D
01-30-2007, 02:07 PM
more LBM does allow you to eat more. a guy who weighs 200 lbs and is 10% bf would have higher maintence calories than someone who is 200 lbs and 25% bf.