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darkcloud007
11-11-2007, 06:18 PM
Suppose someone burns 300 calories from some cardio exercise.

His total calorie intake for that day is 2000. So minus the 300 burned calories, it is like 1700.

Would the same fat loss occur if he only took in 1700 calories that day, and did NO cardio?

Other than cardio health, is there a difference?

11-11-2007, 06:21 PM
You're not taking into account the fact that exercise raises your metabolism for hours after exercise. So, no. It would not be an exact exchange.

-Aaron-
11-12-2007, 02:26 PM
Suppose someone burns 300 calories from some cardio exercise.

His total calorie intake for that day is 2000. So minus the 300 burned calories, it is like 1700.

Would the same fat loss occur if he only took in 1700 calories that day, and did NO cardio?

Other than cardio health, is there a difference?

The reason people due cardio is to create a calorie deficit by cardio and eating less, however, to much of a calorie deficit will result in muscle loss and not as much fat. Although to answer your question, whether your calorie deficit is by eating less or eating a bit more with cardio will result in weight loss. As you said though, cardio has numerous health benefits that you should take into effect.

You're not taking into account the fact that exercise raises your metabolism for hours after exercise. So, no. It would not be an exact exchange.

Actually, it depends on the intensity level of the cardio. HIIT will result in an increase in metabolism during the day, whereas Low-Intense cardio will have a metabolism increase for about an hour after it.

Showjumper_000
11-12-2007, 09:39 PM
plus if you did the cardio youd have a bit more tone to your body :)

in10city
11-13-2007, 02:08 AM
plus if you did the cardio youd have a bit more tone to your body :)
Or end up skinny fat if there is no weight training being done or if the aerobic activity is low intensity ;)

rott69
11-13-2007, 03:15 AM
????!!!! :)

|ceman
11-13-2007, 05:29 AM
Suppose someone burns 300 calories from some cardio exercise.

His total calorie intake for that day is 2000. So minus the 300 burned calories, it is like 1700.

Would the same fat loss occur if he only took in 1700 calories that day, and did NO cardio?

Other than cardio health, is there a difference?

Increased calorie needs (by exercise) raises your metabolism.

Lowered calorie needs (by dieting alone) lowers your metabolism.

A lowered metabolism works against fat loss.

Which do you prefer?