June 13, 2007 12:55pm CST
The guy in this video at my blog post found at http://www.blogchex.com/healthandwellness/?view_comments=8506 claims that overeating is the biggest detriment to losing weight and once you control your eating your weight will reduce. He claims that exercise and even eating the proper foods don't matter if you eat to much. After you watch this video please comment there and or come back here and tell me what you think about this. Thanks in advance.
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5 Nov 07
It depends on what you eat. You eat lots of fruits, veggies, salads, and it comes out the other end. You eat chips, pastries, pies, cakes, potatoes, and pasta and it seems to stay, no matter how much you move around. I believe it is a combination of all these things, and men do lose weight easier than women. Have you seen the Slimquik commercial? So I can substitute salads for cakes, and instead of potatoes, eat smashed up cauliflower, and take an hour's walk every day, but would not lose, but my husband would. He is on the treadmill, and he lays around watching Tv and is on the computer, but he loses, I do not, and I move around more than he does.
• United States
15 Jun 07
I went to watch the video, I hit the play button and the man was talking but I couldn't hear him that well. It was making more noise over what he was saying.. I see that the other people who answered heard it well so I guess there might be a problem with my computer... Anyway, from your discussion I see what it is about. Here in the United States there are big issues about diet and weight loss than any other country I lived in. Well probably not Canada, as it is almost the same as here. When I went from Europe to Canada, I noticed two main things: the first thing that hit me was the obese people I was seeing and the second was large and wide streets lol When I moved to northern California, I wasn't shocked because it was almost the same as Montreal. In many other countries people eat and don't pay attention to their weight because they don't need to control it as they don't gain that much weight. At least it used to be that way some years ago and now that the fast food and junk food restaurants are everywhere things will change there too... So I still believe that if you eat healthy food and exercise you will not have a weight problem (I'm not talking about people who have a hormone problem that make them gain weight). I don't believe that steamed vegetables and fruit make you gain fat no matter how much you eat. The fat comes from the junk food we are buying in the McDonald's and other fast food restaurants. I lived in Europe most of my life and I used to eat French fries regularly. That was my only flaw and I still love French fries til now. But I never had a wight problem because except the french fries I ate healthy food and I never had any issue with my weight. Now that I am living in the US with my husband who is American, I learned eating junk food with him and though I am not heavy I have never weighed this much in my whole life. So I decided to cut off any junk food and no more eating in fast foods, no more pepsi, coka cola and the like... I found that some people drink coka cola more than water.
14 Jun 07
I do agree that overeating is the biggest detriment to losing weight. If one eats more, then one needs to loose more and exercise more. As for myself, I don't exercise regularly but I eat less that made me loose some weight. However, since I wanted to feel better and look better, then I exercise. But my key to losing weight is really eating less.
• United States
13 Jun 07
I watched the video it made a lot of sense to me. Like he said our culture has come to believe that exercise nutrition and weight loss are three separate ideas that we have put into one idea for losing weight. By watching that video I think it has enlightened me to watch more closely what I eat. Like he said even steamed veggies can make one gain weight.