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mellowsong
02-10-13, 11:08 AM
Mark Hyman, MD
9 February 2013

Does sex really count as exercise? Should you set conservative weight loss goals of 5-10 pounds instead of 50? Does adding a little bit of exercise regularly over a long period of time really add up to significant weight loss?

A recent analysis of weight loss research by The New England Journal of Medicine, entitled "Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity," attempts to answer these questions.

Some findings are surprising, some are not, and some common notions about weight loss are yet to be proven or disproven. I have my own opinions based on treating tens of thousands of patients over many decades.

Remember, the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. Just because something has not been studied accurately does not make it untrue.

Read more: http://drhyman.com/blog/2013/02/09/weight-loss-fact-and-fiction-what-works-and-what-doesnt/

ndtobe
02-10-13, 09:17 PM
I like the "set big goals" idea. As they say - if you do not reach full 100%, the 80% of your goal will still be significant.




Remember, the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. Just because something has not been studied accurately does not make it untrue.


Amen.