Many people join a gym or start walking or some other form of exercise with the goal of losing weight, but do their efforts give then the results they want? Mostly, the results are disappointing. The answer is in simple maths – don’t panic, we’ll make it easy.
Let’s start with some basic assumptions:
Let’s put some numbers to this and let’s also assume that your weight has gradually increased over the years.
You join a gym and do a good 30-minute workout 3 times per week. At best, you’ll burn 300 calories each time, or 900 calories per week. Divide this by 7 days, and that means that you are burning an extra 129 calories a day on average.
Now, remember that you’re consuming 2,500 calories a day.
You’ll continue to put on weight, but at a slower rate. “So,” you say, “I’ll just do some more exercise until I start losing weight.”
Let’s go back to the maths.
Brisk walking burns around 7 calories a minute.
This still wouldn’t mean losing weight, just that you’d stop gaining and stay at your current weight. “I might as well give up!” you say. Not so fast.
Weight loss is easier if you have a clear and doable plan to reduce your calories and to manage your hunger, cravings, your body’s responses to the foods you eat.
If losing weight is one of your goals, you have two choices:
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