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6 Weight Loss Myths Debunked

PHOTO: Weight loss Diana Thomas, a mathematician who is director of the Center for Quantitative Obesity Research at Montclair State University in New Jersey, said the formula grossly underestimates real-world weight-loss efforts and often leaves dieters sorely disappointed by their lack of results. Outsmarting Your Appetite "Clicking off 3,500 calories to lose a pound may be http://eckartdiary.beeplog.com/blog.pl?blogid=292178 close enough to the truth for the first 10 to 12 days of a diet as you lose water weight, but when the body weight drops you carry less mass and start to burn fewer calories for the same activities," she said. "After a period of time, you stop losing weight even if you continue to cut back by the same amount." Thomas said new prediction models were developed in the 1970s that took into account everything from age, height, sex and body fat, but they required so much complicated math they never really caught on. Thankfully, this Internet calculator does the math for you. 6 Things You Believe About Weight Loss that Aren't True Getty Images You Gained It So You Can Lose It Nikhil Dhurandhar, an obesity researcher at the Pennington Biomedical Research (visit) Center in Baton Rouge, La., confirms that it is, of course, possible to lose weight -- but gaining weight takes much less effort. You can consume hundreds or even thousands of calories more than you require without too much effort, Dhurandhar said, and every time you do, excess calories are stored as body fat. However, losing weight requires a sustained daily effort and you can only cut back or burn off so much beyond your baseline requirements.
Full story: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/weight-loss-myths-debunked/story?id=19548576

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