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Comment: Re:Simple formula (Score 1) 978

by 1in10 (#30029766) Attached to: Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss?

The problem with the "simple formula" is that it's a truism. Yeah of course if you expend more energy than you use you lose weight. That humans don't violate the laws of thermodynamics is hardly shocking.
The real challenge is actually causing the human body to use more energy than it expends over a sustained period.

Neither exercise nor calorie restriction has a proven track record of being able to do this. Even the most favourable studies done on the effectiveness of such regimes show that we're talking at most a 5% success rate (and some studies put it much lower than that, in the sub 1% range).

Comment: Re:Your body doesn't have a 100% conversion factor (Score 1) 978

by 1in10 (#30029714) Attached to: Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss?

The problem is hunger. Hunger is your body's way of saying "Hey, you know all that energy you're using doing that exercise? Replace it".

Exercise makes you expend more energy, but also makes your body want more energy to compensate. The net result is that people don't lose weight by exercising.

Comment: Re:PvP games (Score 1) 582

by 1in10 (#23467870) Attached to: Age of Conan's "Kinda" Launch and Massive Pre-Orders
I don't know where people get the idea AoC is a PvP game. It's a PvE game first, PvP game second, much like WoW. Just look at the server counts they went with initially: 9 PvE vs 5 PvP in the US.

Sure, PvP is in the game as a core element rather than tacked on as an afterthought, but that doesn't mean it's a game intended to only appeal to PvP players.

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