Originally Posted by saerlacon
In my option fasting is worst and one should avoid it, as there are a lot of side effects of it such as loss in immunity. To lose weight, one must do cardio exercises, and running. These are the best ways to reduce weight.
I'm sorry but there have been tons of research done on weight loss theories and the "best" way to lose weight isn't always cardio... As a matter of fact, many many experts will tell you that cardio is not as effective as weight/resistance training for weight loss. The fact that muscle burns more calories than fat is just one of the main reasons weight lifting can be as, or often times MORE effective in weight loss. Not to mention, MANY people are so out of shape that they can't get a "good" cardio workout in, whereas the less aerobic weight lifting will actually be a much easier method for people who are just getting started. Honestly, weight loss is about 80% diet, and 20% activity... and in the cases of people who are more overweight, it may be even more lopsided than 80%.
Now I'm not saying to cut out cardio completely, cardio in my opinion is more for building a healthy respritory system more than for weight loss.... People seem to think that lifting will make you bulky, and cardio will make you cut... the truth is, it's actually pretty difficult to get "bulked up" and lifting weights for exercise will NOT bulk you up. It will help your muscles get stronger, and lean. Don't take my word for it though.... Please go do the research