How many articles does it take to change a light bulb?
Well, if the articles are about popular fitness myths, good luck. The Wall Street Journal recently published “New Ways Calories Can Add Up” which maintains that “new research” calls into question assertions by the “diet industry”. Of course, I am ROTFLMAO! The “diet industry” is not the authority on weight loss. All together now, “the diet industry is not the authority on weight loss!” Excellent! Still confused? Click on the above link to read the article, which is pretty straight forward.
Body fat is what your body makes with extra calories. The rule of thumb that 1 pound of fat equals 3,500 calories is fairly general. And it is interesting to note that the subjects tested in the WSJ article consumed 56,000 excess calories and gained about 14 pounds. The calorie excess suggests about 16 pounds would be gained. Pretty close.
This topic isn’t new. You’ve probably seen umpteen articles on this subject over the past year. In fact, I wrote about one I saw in a magazine last year. Click on “Energy Balance & Dieting” to see it or read all of my “Weight Loss Tips”.