... So you don't believe that weight loss/gain is a matter of calories in versus calories out? Because I was under the impression that it was a matter of calories in versus calories out. Or maybe you were under the impression that walking doesn't burn calories? No, you say right there that it's better than being sedentary. Hmmm... And there you're saying that power walking X miles burns the same number of calories as running X miles, but it's not going to make you lose weight. I'm sorry, but I'm not following your logic at all. Let's try this next bit.Solt wrote:Believe it if you want. In my opinion telling people that walking can be legitimate cardio won't help them lose weight. True, it's far better than being sedentary, but that isn't OP's, situation; she wants more. Power walking is a specific skill, like running, and most people can't do it without first practicing and building up to it. Besides, it burns the same number of calories as running at an equivalent (slow) speed.
So wait, if you're unfit, running won't help you lose weight? Right. Only the fit people can lose weight running. And I'm sorry, but a 12 minute mile isn't particularly terrible. I'm currently 6'1", ~155 and while a 12 minute mile wouldn't double me over in pain, I'd probably be winded by it and might have my heart rate up to about 100. And I would gurant-damn-tee that my form is better than PS's, since competitive running was most of what I did 50 weeks out of the year for about 4 years, which just means that she's doing the same thing I am but less efficiently, which means she'd be burning more calories i.e. getting more benefit from it.Solt wrote:The fact that a 12 minute mile made OP tired shows that her supposed power walking wasn't that intensive. One thing is for sure: if walking is all it takes to get your heart rate above 100, then you are seriously unfit and will not be losing weight from it.
So yeah, is there a particular reason you're being needlessly critical here? I mean, if you were at least doing it correctly I could probably let it slide, but you're spewing some nonsense here that's, well, just wrong. I mean, X made you tired so it's clearly not that intensive? ???