Is Exercise Enough To Lose Weight?

is-exercise-enough-to-lose-weightIs exercise enough to lose weight? I guess the answer is yes and no. Yes, because exercise is going to burn more calories than usual, resulting in weight loss. No, because it really depends on your body situation and your diet.

Exercise can only do so much good before some other changes are needed.

The Calorie Balance

You might have heard before that in order to lose weight, you just need to take on fewer calories than you burn. In other words, eat less, exercise more.

This is based on truth, but “eat less, exercise more” alone is not enough. If you exercise more, you tend to eat more. Your body needs more fuel after all.

It’s also not 100% true! Because not all calories are the same. If I eat 1000 calories of healthy food and you eat 700 calories of junk, do you think you’ll lose weight faster than me?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking exercise. I love exercise and it is a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle, which is what makes you slim. I’m just saying, focus on what you put into your body first, then think about burning more of it through exercise.

Yes, if you maintain your current lifestyle and start exercising, you’ll probably lose weight.

The problem is: You’ll gain it back again as soon as you stop exercising.

It’s probably a lot better to start with the fundamentals, and change your habits.

The best way to lose weight is to combine healthy eating with exercise. So you need the right fuel, and the right exercise.

Don’t just go crazy and exhaust yourself.

Fat burn is something that happens over time. You don’t gain weight just from eating a few large meals, and you don’t lose weight by going to the gym to workout until you pass out.

Think about exercise as a sustainable habit for a healthy lifestyle. Let me rephrase that slightly, an active lifestyle.

Walk more, walk faster, and take the stairs more. Whatever you can do that is easy to follow, and will get you doing it 15 minutes per day. Don’t think “The more exercise the better”; instead you should think “Start living healthily, and add exercise into that”.

Light exercise IS enough to lose weight, but it DOES need to be combined with nutrition.

So Is Exercise Enough To Lose Weight?

If you perform sustainable exercise over a few week period you probably will see some great results.

Combine that with a great breakfast, some healthy meals, and a better understanding of how nutrition works, and you’ll lose weight even faster, and keep it off.

At the beginning of this article, we asked whether or not exercise is enough to lose weight. I’d say, yes you can lose weight with exercise, but it’s tricky. It’s also very hard to maintain.

Lose some weight with exercise, keep it off with food.

It’s a lot easier to eat yourself skinny than starve or work yourself skinny.


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