The “Biggest Loser” emphasizes exercise when it should be focusing more on diet.
- Adding 30 minutes of exercise does not reduce your calorie budget as much as cutting out two large sodas.
- It’s not true that American’s are refusing to move. The percentage of physically active people in America increased from 2001 to 2009, along with rates of obesity.
- A recent meta-analysis found that physical activity in children is not the main determining factor in whether they will become obese. Rather, it is diet (with gradual changes), that is more effective for weight loss. Exercise has many positive side-effects but it is not the most effective way to cut fat.
The full article on the importance of diet can be found here