don't see how someone could argue that exercise doesn't help with weight loss. That's silly.
Not even remotely silly. 99% of people who need to lose weight burn out.
Doing both leads to burn out faster.
Just check this thread. Most of the people arguing about weight training, disappear pretty fast.
Simple fact, if the scale doesn't move, people get angry and frustrated and they quit.
Simply fact, weight training while making you healthier, adds weight thus it adds frustration.
NOBODY has argued it doesn't make you healthier but it doesn't help one bit with weight loss unless you can maintain a fairly extreme regimen long term which most people simply can't.
I dropped 100 pounds in 9 months without doing ANY exercise. That was far easier than doing both which I had been doing for almost 30 years with no long term success.