Believe it! Active people don't burn more energy
No pain, no gain? Nonsense!
Despite what you've heard, you don't have to spill a drop of sweat to lose weight and get fit. It's about what you eat, not how much you move -- and the latest research proves that I've been right all along on this.
Researchers compared some of the most active people in the world -- members of the Hadza hunter-gatherer tribe in Tanzania -- to what are probably some of the least active people in the world: 68 members of the Couch Potato Tribe of the United States and Europe.
Who do you think burns more energy? If you guessed "neither," you've been paying attention.
Didn't matter how much more the hunter-gatherers moved each day -- and they moved miles and miles more each day, since food doesn't hunt or gather itself y'know -- they burned the same amount of energy as the potato people.
That floored researchers. But it didn't surprise me. No matter how hard you try, you can't fool the human body. It knows how much energy it's going to spend, and it sticks to that budget like a miser.
Force it to spend more now -- whether it's by hunting and gathering or climbing the imaginary stairs of the Stairmaster -- and it'll spend less later on, when you're resting, by slowing your metabolism.
So why are the Hadza fit and trim while Americans pack on so many pounds we're threatening to break right through the continental shelf? Easy -- the Hadza don't even know what processed foods look like.
They hunt, and eat what they kill along with anything they forage. And -- for the time being at least -- you can't forage a Big Mac.
So if you want to get fit yourself, make like a Hadza and skip the processed foods. I doubt you're about to go hunt your own wild game (but more power to you if you do), so feel free to substitute all-natural beef, chicken, and pork.
Throw in some natural -- and sweat-free -- movements throughout the day, and you'll be as fit as a hunter-gatherer in no time, without the hunting and gathering.
And while you're at it why not save yourself a bundle by dropping that useless gym membership. Leave all the iron pumping and sweating to those delusional fitness freaks. Get the details on how you can build muscle without all that huffing and puffing by clicking here.