Harriet, so what you're saying is that no amount of exercise causes one to lose extra weight? What about the old theory that muscle burns more calories than fat? I do think one looks better with exercise and toning at whatever weight they are. You should see DH. Even with all his joint problems, because he has been so active his whole life he really looks pretty good. Much better than 95% of men his age. I know, I've seen him nekkid.
Now where does this new theory leave us with the findings of The Bigge st Lo ser where they know they've ruined the metabolism of people who lost so much so fast with the exercise.
Something's going on with me that I haven't been able to figure out. Every time I try to change my diet and limit calories, I go into panic mode for a couple days at least until I get a grip on it mentally that I'm not going to starve to death. However, now for some reason when I don't keep eating I'm in panic mode almost continuously. It's like I can't get enough food. I had a really good reason to keep on trying, I go to durn dr. in 9 days and I've been stressed about that for weeks. I'm just about done with her laying so many guilt trips on me, it doesn't help. I am doing the very best I can and I'm not about to start taking a bunch of medicines that have caused problems for so many people I know. She just doesn't seem to listen to me. I should do what my DSis-i-law does, tell her, "we're going to deal with this one thing and don't bother me with the rest of it". sigh...
And my Dr. does not believe in diets anyway. I guess she's all about exercise. I wonder if she's read this article.