Dieting vs. Exercise for Weight Loss
By Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times
Two groundbreaking new studies address the irksome question of why so many of us who work out remain so heavy, a concern that carries special resonance at the moment, as lean Olympians slip through the air and water, inspiring countless viewers to want to become similarly sleek.
The study concludes with a familiar refrain: Dieting (aka eating less) is the best way to lose weight. Unfortunately, exercise just doesn’t burn enough calories… perhaps swimming in a cold pool is the only really comparable thing. But really, would you rather swim for an hour in a cold pool each day, or eat less each meal? Eating less saves time, saves money, I means I don’t have to regularly freeze. I know my choice.