There is a debate going on about the relation of weight loss and exercise.

I’m including four (4) videos with different view points on the relationship of exercise to weight loss.  There definitely is a relationship.  It just may not be what you think.

Let’s get educated.

In this first video, we’ll cover the basics of weight loss and what the important elements are of how to lose weight.  It then talks about the relationship to exercise.

This video covers the factors beyond just the basics of which is easier to do – eat less or exercise more.  There is more to consider than just the basic facts of weight loss.

You’ll be mildly surprised at the conclusion.  It is the conclusion I support.



Watch this second video from Aaron, a guy who has a rational and well-documented approach to the subject of how weight loss and exercise are related.

His conclusion is a little different from the first video, but they both have the facts straight.  It’s just a matter of interpretation.



Now, let’s veer a little off topic and talk about how the body burns fat.   This video will help you understand the principles involved and will help support my diet plans that limit carbohydrates.

Watch and comment below if you’ve had any experience with a low carbohydrate meal plan.


Back to the exercise and weight loss discussion.

Here’s Aaron again talking more about the benefits of exercise.  This is an elaboration of his other video that supports the diet side of the discussion.  Here he talks about the exercise side of the debate.

This video takes the sensible approach and proposes that we not overdo it, but just do what is recommended, which is not that hard to do.  If you take his advice, you won’t be overwhelmed by thinking that “exercise” is a big deal.  It doesn’t have to be.  It doesn’t necessarily involve going to the gym.

If you take his advice, you won’t be overwhelmed by thinking that “exercise” is a big deal.  It doesn’t have to be.  It doesn’t necessarily involve going to the gym.



The topic of weight loss and exercise is a fascinating topic and can be viewed from many different angles.  One of the main differences is that every body is different and responds to diet and exercise differently.  We all have unique challenges when it comes to losing weight and staying in shape.

With the tips and facts you’ve learned from these videos, comment below as to what you think you might change in your diet or exercise routine.  We all can improve.

See you at the gym.

Published by "W" Tucker

I've been a fitness enthusiast for many years and want to encourage guys over 40 to get and stay in shape. It makes life better, and makes you look and feel better.

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  1. Hi. Now, that is exactly what I need at this point of my life. I like exercising but I don’t have much time for it. I Knew I had to change my diet, but it seems I haven’t fully realized how important it is. I’m not hugely over weighted but I do want to get rid of my belly fat. The problem is that for me dieting is much more difficult than exercising. Well, it’s high time to change some bad habits.
    Thanks for great article!

    1. Glad you liked the videos. I do think it’s very hard to diet. It doesn’t come naturally and you really have to want to have the desired results.  Thanks for the comments and hope you are inspired to make some changes.  As I’ve said before, don’t make a lot of changes all at once.  that is asking for failure.  Try making a few changes and then make a few more.  That’s how to approach it.

  2. This is great information for anyone trying to loose weight. I’ve noticed myself that when I only eat 3 meals a day I lose weight. I don’t have to exercise. Sometimes when I do workout I actually gain weight. It’s maddening. I go up and down about 10 lbs on either side.

    I’d like to know more about growing muscles. Do you have any information on growing thigh muscles?

    1. thanks for the comments.  My weight also seems to fluctuat, but you shouldn’t worry about weighing yourself.  It can be deceiving.  Your weight gain when you work out may be very good.  It may be muscle.  That would be my guess.  So don’t weigh yourself, just see how your clothes fit and how you look in the mirror.  Those are much more important than your actual weight

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