Can you lose fat on exercise alone?

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 describes in some detail an approach that is 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 was quite sedentary at the time. (Since then I have taken up Nordic walking and because it's so enjoyable I now walk a little over an hour a day, six days a week. But weight loss still depends on food choices. Walking is for fitness, not weight loss.)

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.


Why does stretching feel good?

STRETCH!I want to describe the overall cause of stretching. Our body produces lactic acid to help us in case we cannot get enough oxygen but we need extra amounts of energy to power our muscles. Since this acid forms and supports the muscle to receive oxygen, it causes muscle fatigue and soreness. Stretching after a workout helps

Why are the sciences separate from philosophy?

This is an extremely interesting question, and much more difficult to answer than might appear at first.It's particularly interesting because the separation of science from philosophy is relatively recent (in grand historical terms, that is). One of the first few truly astounding philosophers--Aristotle--was fascinated by biology, by observable patterns in the physical world in general.

What is it like to have a six pack being a girl?

I have a mixed reaction.I'm already pretty masculine on a lot of fronts; the name I use publically (Frankie), my interests (mechanical work, sword fighting), my hobbies (working out, MMOs). So having a six-pack is just another thing that causes people