It’s becoming more of a trend these days to emphasize diet over exercise these days. New York Times made their arguments (To Lose Weight, Eating Less Is Far More Important Than Exercising More) while CBS took a stab at it (Which is more important for weight loss: Dieting or exercising?) as being the best return for your effort.
So with the majority of the US population actually decreasing their collective consumption of refined carbs and junk food from 2004 to 2012 as shown by University of North Carolina study (Americans are finally eating less: Calorie consumption down dramatically since 2003 as people now drink 25 per cent less soda), you would expect the US obese population to go down right? Well, apparently according to the latest study published by JAMA Internal Medicine you can read (Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 2007-2012), the number of Obese people in US has actually increased.
So what’s going on here? Shouldn’t we all be loosing weight due to our better diet? How come its the exact opposite that is actually happening?
Well, apparently, based on the latest study funded by the Mayo clinic (Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 2007-2012), US population has also continue to become even less sedentary over the past decade. And as any meathead worthy of his pecs can attest, your muscles burns calories even at rest. i.e. sleeping gym rats burns more calories by the hour than a scrawny nerd mashing his keyboard. Heck, when Adelle was asked about her weight loss, she credits it both on her personal trainer and her diet.
So there you go guys, good diet is important. But big biceps are importaner.