Research has shown that for weight loss:
- Exercising for 15 weeks will make you lose 2kg
- Following an adequate diet for more than 15 weeks will make you lose +10kg
What’s the verdict? A combination of both diet (70%) and exercise (30%) is fundamental for weight loss.
So why does exercise make you lose less kg than a good diet?
Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is not well regulated if one of the above is considered in isolation. Physiologically, to increase your metabolism, you got to increase roughage (fibre), healthy macronutrients and micronutrients, etc etc.
Think about it this way (yes I’m giving a mechanical example again):
If the engine of an airplane is not well regulated or functioning optimally with its processes it wont travel adequately. Your ‘engine with its processes’ is your body; the ‘oil and water’ you put in is your ‘fuel’ (food); and what ‘drives the plane to work or make the processes be thorough’ is exercise…
Diet and Exercise = Key to weight loss
It was a great pleasure to supervise Habib Noorbhai. He has unique abilities that I have not previously experienced in any of the PhD students I have assisted. I have not ever experienced this combination of personal abilities and drives in any other student. Other characteristics that I appreciated are his ability to be fearless – he is not daunted by any task he sets himself – and his desire to push the boundaries of knowledge, regardless of the personal consequences.
~ Prof Tim Noakes, Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town
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~ Simon Cain, South Australian Redbacks Cricket, 2010
The service that I received from Habib Noorbhai was more than satisfactory. Habib was considerate about the fact that I had limited assistance with very limited time. He was more than helpful in terms of structuring my work, checking the content, and all other features of my work. I would recommend his assistance to any other person who needs guidance in similar tasks. Mr Noorbhai was patient, understanding and encouraging at all times. I would like to thank Mr Noorbhai for his assistance with my thesis completion.
~ Nicholas Christelis, University of Cape Town student, 2014.
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Taahira Goolam Hoosen, University of Cape Town, 2016