Are body weight exercises good for losing weight?

Losing weight is almost totally driven by food choices (what and how much). Exercise (such as walking, running, and workouts) is needed for stamina and strength and for making sure that the weight you lose is fat and not muscle, but purely in terms of weight loss, exercise is neither necessary nor sufficient. It's not necessary, because even if you don't exercise, you can lose weight; and it's not sufficient because, even if you do exercise, you cannot eat anything you want and still lose weight.

In contrast, good food choices are both necessary and sufficient for weight loss, so I see food choice as the main driver of weight loss.

My current diet advice is here, and it's simple, easy, effective, satisfying (you won't feel hungry), involves no calorie counting, and offers an easy transition from weight loss to weight maintenance, always tricky. I lost quite a bit of weight following that method, and I am quite sedentary

It will probably take a couple of weeks to get the hang of it, but stick with it for two months and see then what you think.


I need to lose 5-10 pounds in a week. Which 'diet' should I try?

You can lose up 10 pounds in one week without even needing to focus on any fad dietMany others have done it considering most will be water weight when you first start out. You can do it even without hitting a gym.Here's some

What is the best name for a pet that you've ever heard?

I like my pets names. Mostly because they remind me of my pets.Mephistopheles: My current dog. If there is a hell, like a sulfur and fire and brimstone hell, it exists somewhere deep in the bowels of Mephistopheles. Every time another person is cast

Is it better to do free weights or weight machines in a gym?

Free weight exercises activate more muscle mass than machine exercises, which makes them better for building muscle in the long-run.Machines exercises can be helpful for training lagging muscle groups.To get the best results, you'll want to do most of your training with free weights, and use machines to help grow stubborn muscles.Walk into any gym, and