More or Less? That is the Question.

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Here's an article in the NYTIMES today which relates to yesterday's Sunday Science.  The title says it all:

“To Lose Weight, Eating Less is Far More Important Than Exercising More.”

When I first lost weight in 2009, I could no do exercise so had to strictly use the WeightWatcher's point system. I also knew I could not use the “extra” points allowed each week as, if I did, weight loss stopped.

I had to eat less or else I would see no loss.

It is what many seniors face if their movement is restricted.  But, I realized after months of rather strict restrictions,  if I made the food I could eat varied, colorful, and plentiful where possible (salads), I didn't crave the extras.

In some ways, less food was easier than today where I routinely have 10+K step days along with many more choices of within the extra points.

 

One Reply to “More or Less? That is the Question.”

  1. the theory of exercising to have more points to eat is very tempting but the evidence just doesn’t support continued weightloss . if i eat more i just don’t lose. Sad, but true.

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