Why most overweight people quit the gym?

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    I think that irish used the wrong terminology when he said "Losing calories". I could be wrong, but I think he meant was that by eating things like celery will limit their caloric intake and lose weight, rather than working out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxTheDoctorxx View Post
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    I think that irish used the wrong terminology when he said "Losing calories". I could be wrong, but I think he meant was that by eating things like celery will limit their caloric intake and lose weight, rather than working out.

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    The only time I've ever heard people speak of celery in particular in regards to this topic they often refer to the myth that there are foods that require more calories to digest than actually are contained in the food. The TIME article backs up what most biology courses would indirectly teach.
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    How about you answer the man's questions and stay quiet, instead of bringing in your BS periodical citations and witch doctor philosophies into the conversation! Besides, where'd you get that face of yours? The toilet store?
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    Lol.

    I could write a fucking book on this topic...


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    one of the reasons i think people quit the gym is because they think people are staring at them,even laughing at them.
    or they give up because they don't see results quickly enough.

    or they make up ezcuses.
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    People dont need to go to the gym to be in excellent condition. Pushups sit ups pull ups and the like will keep a person in very good shape. If someone has been very lazy then they will need weights.
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    Men especially must have a goal at the gym. It does us no good to look in a mirror and do exercises in a class for an hour and when that hours up we just walk out to our cars. Kind of like sitting at a computer all day at work doing nothing. Yeah I got paid, but I don't feel good about it. Men must have a goal: 1. Run 5k, 2. lose 15 lbs for that hot girl etc................ we need motivation baby!!!

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    People dont need to go to the gym to be in excellent condition. Pushups sit ups pull ups and the like will keep a person in very good shape. If someone has been very lazy then they will need weights.
    This is so true... gotta do something with the legs to and your all set.. Done what you said plus a little running overseas and I stayed in great shape.
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    I've found for me that I lose weight when I leave the country because I eat differently.

    I went to England for a week and came back 13lbs lighter. I was walking everywhere, eating yogurt, salad, and soup the majority of the time. When I went to Japan for two weeks, I lost only 5lbs because I kept indulging in Japanese cream bread. It's so good. It's so, so good.

    But regardless, it's really about the diet. I definitely walked a LOT more in Japan than England, but because I was eating more calories in Japan than England (helped that I didn't like a lot of food in England), I didn't lose as much weight. Proof that diet is more important than exercise.

    I'm definitely hitting up my England-style of eating again. I'd like to lose a few pounds before a wedding I have next month.
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    As long as they spend some time on exercising, I do not think it matters much to go to the gym or not.
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    Because they are too lazy. Just think about it - why would they go to the gym when they can stay at home in front of the TV and eat. And eat. And eat.
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    People just need to realize that they should be that bit more active! and not eat things in the cupboard when they are hungry!

    Bad foods are something which you should eradicate from your diet as even one big takeaway a week can make you pile on more pounds!

    Start walking to work everyday and you will find yourself become slimmer :D
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    Here are some of the problems. The gym I go to costs $300 a year just to use the equipment. That's great and all, but if you are fat, chances are you have zero clue on how to use any of the equipment. You probably wont know what weight set and reps are, the best way to lose weight, or how to use any of the weight lifting equipment. I can picture some heavy set guy going into the gym and stacking up a couple hundred pounds onto a machine simply because he can lift or pull it, which of course if you are trying to lose a lot of weight is simply wrong.

    Anyhow, to learn how to properly use the machines provided, most people will have to hire of of the personal trainers at the gym. You can stack on another couple hundred for the trainer, at some gyms. (sometimes trainer fees are included in the base price.) The next problem they face not knowing the proper way to eat. Let's face it, if you are fat, you dont follow a proper diet. Hell even most skinny people dont follow a proper diet. If you are fat its hard to just give up your lifestyle over night.

    Add to the fact that in todays society we are constantly on the move with work, education, social lives, parental duties, and so on, its hard to find time in the day to get a proper two - three hour work out.Basically, the gym lifestyle can be very overwhelming and without the proper guidance it can be very frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by l-Rasunda-l View Post
    its hard to find time in the day to get a proper two - three hour work out
    It does not take 2 to 3 hours a day to get in good shape. If you want to look like some sort of insect you work out that much, but no human is meant to look or perform like that. If you faff about and do low intensity stuff it can take a fair bit of time, but nobody who just wants to be normal needs to spend more than an hour at the gym each day. Don't even need to go to a gym.
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    A good 30min- to one hour a day is just fine. Just make sure you get 15-30min of cardio, and the rest should go to weight training.
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    You don't really want to mix cardio and weight lifting if your goal is strength gain. It's counterproductive. Warming up is obviously essential, 5 mins on the treadmill/elliptical to get the blood flowing and a good stretch should do it, again if your goal is strength gain.

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Why most overweight people quit the gym?