Originally posted by Albastion
reply to post by DevolutionEvolvd
No, I read your thread and understood it, so don't say I didn't "get it".
Well, you certainly miscontrued the analogy....so.....
I DISAGREE with you. You are making the mistake of taking my disagreement with your argument and personal anecdote/opinion as a lack of
understanding. You are wrong to do so.
What personal anecdoate? The OP is based on physiological facts derived from observations and clinical studies regarding metabolic reactions to
caloric intake and physical activity. It is in fact NOT based on opinion.
You attributed a lot of weight loss to hormone imbalances. I have no disagreement with you there. Some people are born with thyroid disorders
or other genetic problems that makes them fat. This is a small minority, however.
Thyroid, yes. But I'm not talking about thyroid hormones. And while genetic expressions do play a role in fat distribution, I'm still not talking
I'm talking about dietarily influenced metabolic hormones. Specifically insulin.
Diet and Exercise are known to help regulate your hormone levels, which leads to healthy physiology.
Of course. This is why I made the distinction between exercising to burn calories (jogging, walking, etc.) and exercising to improve insulin
resistance (resistance training, interval training, etc).
Your argument is basically Hormone Imbalance (leads to) Fatness, and fails to address the underlying cause of the hormone
imbalance in the first place, which is lack of exercise.
My argument is basically that specific dietary choices have negative influences on metabolic hormones that, over time, lead to a disruption in
hormonal equilibrium resulting in excess fat deposition, starvation at the cellular level, hyperphagia and lethargy. Therefore, approaching the
symptom of this disruption, obesity, with intent to create a negative caloric balance is absolutely ridiculous and it ignores the primary cause. A
lack of exercise, or innactivity, did not cause the hormone imbalance; however, metabolic exercise can improve hormone sensitivity, thereby improving
Lack of exercise is caused by lack of motivation.
If being diagnosed with diabetes isn't enough to motivate you to exercise then there is obviously a LARGE physiological effect on the psyche. This
suggests that, in unhealthy individuals, lack of exercise is indirectly caused by physiological influences...such as metabolism.
Guess what? If a hormone is making you "statistically less motivated" than the average person to go exercise, that's still your problem,
it's still 100% YOUR FAULT IF YOU DON'T EXERCISE, you made the choice. If hormones could run wild dictating people's actions like you are
implying, then we can never have a woman president because I don't want her starting any world wars when she's on her period.
There is a primal reason why one lacks the will and motivation to exercise when they are obese/over-fat. It's because instead of having fuel readily
available...it's being stored in fat cells, leading to starvation at the cellular level. And if the body is starving, burning excess calories can