hlsperson1111 wrote:SaintTheMetal wrote:No, Redfactor is 100% right. Eat more calories than you burn and you gain weight, eat less calories and you lose weight. No magic. Most people depending on body size with ZERO exercise will burn somewhere 1500-2500 calories, eat less than your particular metabolism burns and you will lose weight (don't even need to step into the dreaded gym!)
As far as the pooping comment, yes calories from fiber carbs do not metabolize, so you don't actually need to count the 4 cals per carb, but again that can only decrease the actual calories you are consuming, there is absolutely no way to take in more calories than what is on the back of the box/wrapper/bag/whatever.
tl;dr (calories in) - (calories burned) = net weight gain
Fat people either have a problem of being ignorant of the actual macros of what they're eating, or a self-control problem, but usually both. Hint: your Panera Bread sandwich has almost twice as many calories as a Big Mac. Add in a soda and a bag of chips and you're near 1500 calories in that one meal.
whether you exercise or not will really only determine whether a calorie SURPLUS will be used to build muscle or fat, or similarly at a calorie DEFICIT exercise can minimize the amount of muscle burned.
edit: who cares about the BMI system (yes it does not work for athletes.) If you have a shit load of body fat, you are fat.
Quantitative measures are very difficult or inaccurate, whether BMI or BF%, but the simple visual test never fails.
Yeah, most of this post is junk science.
Lol, just lol, at using some idiot journalist's book to debunk decades of studies and the methods subscribed to by every successful bodybuilder and pretty much every aesthetic person. This guy is famous for taking quotes out of context to prove his contrived points. Try really reading some of what he says, as well as how he has been torn apart by real nutritionists ie Alan Aragorn
Besides, his ultimate thesis is that, shocker, carbs are the cause of most people being over-weight, not dietary fats. That is not exactly a shocker... cut out carbs and you REALLY have to try to get over your maintenance calories. OTOH, low fats has been the traditional bodybuilding diets since about EVER