Sex to burn calories? Authors expose obesity myths

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    JonathanJo

    A man burns 21 calories but they didn't measure a woman. Enough said.

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    PeaceWarrior

    Only 21 calories? Think they are doing it wrong.

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    PeaceWarrior

    Regularly eating breakfast helps prevent obesity. Fact: Two studies found no effect on weight and one suggested that the effect depended on whether people were used to skipping breakfast or not.

    I totally agree with this. If I eat breakfast, I feel sluggish and hungry all day long. When I skip it, which is most days, and train instead, I feel great and have loads of energy.

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    randomenigma

    Depends who's doing all the work, I guess. If the girl is a dead fish in bed, she probably won't burn much.

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    DarkKnghtZ

    21 calories and 6 minutes? Did they go to failville for their survey?

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    Farmboy

    Yet the only study that scientifically measured the energy output found that sex lasted six minutes on average

    Well, yes, but that study was done by Melvin the Researcher, and he didn't have company....

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    Jimizo

    There are ulterior motives behind the advice of weight loss 'experts'. It isn't rocket science. Cut down on the garbage like burgers, crisps, cola, cup noodles and take some exercise.

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    Cos

    Disconnected non-sense article. Anyway the most spread myth is : "I put on weight without eating... ". I've met thousands that swore that was their experience. Now, I give the award to the US trainers selling 3-minutes-a-week-sixpack work-out deals to a crowd that believes : "It's cardio, particularly running that makes you fat... I ran a marathon that made me obese... ". Surely, the obesity epidemic must be caused by aliens that come to put calories inside people when they don't notice, and jogging.

    Sex, for instance. burned a mere 21 calories, about as much as walking, he said....That’s for a man. The study was done in 1984 and didn’t measure the women’s experience.

    Women's opinion ? Well, I have not the honor of knowing gentlemen so active that they would even burn half of the calories of the dinner that gets them into bed... Where can we meet them ?

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    Ewan Huzarmy

    If sex burns calories, why is Ron Jeremy fat ?

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    Tessa

    Don't even worry about how many calories you're burning, just get up and move because it makes you feel good, and you'll want to do it again tomorrow! And this applies equally to a bout of sex, a stroll in the park, dancing around your living room pretending to be a pop star, or teaching your students to do the Hokey Pokey. Actually if you can do all of these things in the same day, it's even better.

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    gaijintraveller

    “Disappointing, isn’t it?” Well, if the sex lasted only six minutes, I assume it is the sex that is disappointing, not the survey. Sex should last a lot longer than six minutes and involve considerably more exercise than walking.

    Of course, the proverbial sack of potatoes would not get much exercise, but that usuallu applies to just one of the partners.

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    Frungy

    Sex, for instance. Not that people do it to try to lose weight, but claims that it burns 100 to 300 calories are common, Allison said. Yet the only study that scientifically measured the energy output found that sex lasted six minutes on average — “disappointing, isn’t it?” — and burned a mere 21 calories, about as much as walking, he said.

    ... who only lasts 6 minutes? In winter it takes that long to just get all the layers off.

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    japan_cynic

    I don't know a single fat person who didn't get there by eating shedloads of high-calorie food over a long period. It's not rocket science.

    (I'm sure there are a handful of medical anomalies. I'm more sure that there is not some new medical "condition" affecting roughly half of all people in the developed world, which just happens to have appeared when food got cheap and people stopped exercising.)

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    ChibaChick

    It raises questions about what the purpose of this paper is” and whether it’s aimed at promoting drugs, meal replacement products and bariatric surgery as solutions, said Marion Nestle, a New York University professor of nutrition and food studies

    Seriously??! A woman named Ms Nestle criticising impartiality in the food research industry?! Im sure its just coincidence, but it gave me a chuckle!

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    Thunderbird2

    Sex, for instance. Not that people do it to try to lose weight, but claims that it burns 100 to 300 calories are common, Allison said. Yet the only study that scientifically measured the energy output found that sex lasted six minutes on average — “disappointing, isn’t it?” — and burned a mere 21 calories, about as much as walking, he said.

    It's a LOT more fun though ^_^

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    Serrano

    It's not good to be too skinny when having sex. Love handles and more cushion for the pushin' please, lol.

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