My friend Chris sent me this article on Twitter:
Really? Really… Really???
Okay, I think the good people at the Mayo Clinic are not seeing the forest for the trees.
The amount that someone squirms while sitting is keeping some people leaner than others?
I’d think that they’d look at a couple other factors at first, mainly: HORMONES and OTHER METABOLIC FACTORS.
Of course, it’s easier to break things down to how many calories you eat in a day versus how many you burn (but they really have NO clue how many you burn in a day). Ignoring where calories burned comes from in the body, what activities cause the body to need different nutrient ratios at different times.
Oh yeah, they mentioned “light aerobic activity” being enough to control weight… I’d like to direct them to my post from yesterday.
Sorry readers: it isn’t as easy as squirming in your seat more. The body is quite a bit more complex than that, and now the paradigm is shifting from weight loss to fat loss/body transformation.
If the good doctor would like for me to give him a rundown on how one body can burn more calories than another body, I’d be glad to go over it with him (I just can’t help but think that my tax dollars are somehow funding this bogus study).