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Exercise in Futility – Women’s Health Initiative

Scientific studies repeatedly confirm that ‘Eat Less, Move More’ is an inefficient way to lose weight Increasing exercise did not lead to more weight loss over time School based interventions of ‘Eat Less, Move More’ also failed By Jason Fung, M.D., Co-founder of The Fasting Method The standard ‘Eat Less, Move More’ weight loss strategy...

Exercise is an Inefficient Method of Weight Loss

Most people today are about as active as in the past Most people compensate for vigorous exercise by being less active the rest of the day Increasing exercise has little effect on weight loss By Jason Fung, M.D., Co-founder of The Fasting Method Diet and exercise, common strategies for reducing calories for weight loss, are...

Exercise is a Tiny Part of Daily Calories Expended

Total Energy Expenditure (TEE), or the total number or calories we use in a day has many components, and exercise is only a tiny, tiny part Basal Metabolic Rate, Thermogenic effect of Food, Non-Exercise activity thermogenesis, excess post-exercise oxygen consumption and exercise all contribute to TEE Compensation limits the weight loss effect of exercise Exercise...

#TFMsuccess Story: At Peace With Health

Understanding is the Beginning to Better Health Fasting, writing, curiosity and a desire to help people has brought me to where I am today – at a healthy weight, on a reduced dose of insulin and with a new appreciation for how my past impacts my current health. I turn 61 in September, and it...

The “Exercise to Lose Weight” Myth

Exercise has many health benefits, unfortunately, weight loss is not one of them The number of calories used daily depends on the Basal Metabolic Rate (involuntarily controlled) and Exercise (voluntary) Exercise is a very small part of total energy expenditure Amount of exercise has almost no relationship to weight loss By Jason Fung, M.D., Co-founder...

The Astonishing Overeating Paradox

Influence of the Body’s ‘Fat Thermostat’ on Losing Weight . The body fat percentage is controlled like a thermostat, which will determine whether or not we lose weight When we lose weight, our body tries to regain that weight by increasing hunger and decreasing basal metabolic rate Similarly, when we gain weight, our body tries...

Nutrition and Cancer

What causes cancer? In 2015, researchers updated the landmark 1981 study from the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment noting that the original estimates had “generally [hold] true for 35 years.” At 35% of the attributable risk, tobacco was the single largest contributor to cancer. But very close behind, was our diet, which researchers estimated...

Top 5 Benefits of Fasting

Dr. Jason Fung shares 5 important reasons why intermittent fasting is such a great strategy for weight loss. Check out more videos on from Dr. Fung on his YouTube channel. 

The Evolving Paradigms of Cancer

Author: Jason Fung, MD, specialist physician (internal medicine and nephrology), New York Times bestselling author with upcoming book The Cancer Code (Harper Wave, November 10, 2020 release) examining new developments in understanding paradigms of cancer. Cancer, the second leading cause of death in America, is perhaps medicine’s greatest remaining mystery. Medical research has revealed the...

The Two Key Reasons Calorie Restricted Diets Fail

Calorie counting fails for weight loss and usually leads to long-term weight gain. This pattern of yo-yo dieting is a well-recognized danger of calorie restricted diets. Long-term calorie restriction diets result in two key adaptations that stymie further weight loss: Decreased Metabolic Rate Increased Hunger Successful long term weight loss and weight maintenance requires focusing...