“If your goal is to lose body fat, you probably already know that exercise can help,” says Richard J. Wolff, RD, LDN and author of this article.
I couldn’t agree more – but here’s where his views, mine and those of a lot of medical professionals I know differ.
When it comes to weight loss, it’s the white starch and sugar carbs AND daily cardio that matter most to true and everlasting weight loss. This is how I lost 150 pounds and now keep them off into my 10th year.
I could be wrong – but I never counted a calorie, ever, to lose my weight and don’t intend to start now.
I never took my heart rate, either. I knew I just needed to get out and walk to lose my unhealthy weight. So I did. Since 1/1/03 I’ve logged OVER 35,000 miles . . . and eventually heart rate does matter, but not so much in the beginning – just get your butt up off the sofa and do it.
As soon as I became conditioned to daily walking, and logged between five and eight miles a day, the weight literally fell off. The more I walked, the more weight I lost as long as I kept my carbs to 35 gr. a day. And the less I ate, too. Talk about a natural appetite suppressant!
So, just to make sure I’m on the right track here, I recently checked in with one of my medical professionals who said this:
“I think exercise burns calories no matter what type of exercise that you do … but I agree with you though in that most of the time you have to truly restrict your carbs to actually BURN FAT … It’s all related to insulin secretion which has nothing to do with calories in/calories out…” and herein lies the myth.
It’s unquestionably the white starch and sugar carbs that make us fat and keep us that way – NOT counting calories.