I came across this interesting article on Medium the other day that challenges the link between exercise and weight loss. As someone who has struggled a bit with fluctuating weight and has mixed in combinations of diet and exercise, I think I might have to agree.
A few years back I did the Insanity workout with Shaun T. I did it religiously, every day for 63 days. The net result? I only lost about 4 pounds. There are a few caveats here, though. I did NOT follow the diet. I didn’t eat terribly, but I wasn’t watching calories either. I also think I gained muscle and lost fat. I certainly looked better, but my weight didn’t change much.
The author makes some really good points, but I still find the extra calories that running burns off makes all the difference. At the very least for maintaining my weight. Have a read and let me now what you think.Put Down the Pink Dumbbell