Do you need to workout to lose weight?

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Do you need to exercise in order to lose weight? That's the question we're going to cover today.

Now the media will try to convince you that there is a magic secret to losing weight…. inserting whatever scam they're selling...

“This is the best way to lose weight”. 

The $19.99 diet pill infomercial

The keto diet

The cabbage soup soup diet that is guaranteed to help you lose weight in 48 hours...

This is what I like to call the fluff...

Too much BS in the way, to find a truth to the answer that you're looking for for.

For today let's just focus on that focus on the question of  whether or not you need exercise to lose weight?  Or does it only depend on your diet? 

The reality is you certainly don't have to exercise to lose weight, but it can definitely help! 

It’s kind of like the cherry on top of the ice cream. You don't need it but, it wouldn't be the same without it.  

If you've been watching all my videos you'll notice that this is a recurring theme…

In order to lose weight you must be in a calorie deficit

Lets break it down…

When the amount of calories or energy your body uses is larger than the amount of calories or energy you consume, then you lose weight. 

But how do you know how many calories you need to consume? 

Easy, track your calorie intake for 2 to 4 weeks, then nearly simultaneously track your body weight daily for 2 to 4 weeks.  

Take the average of every week to see whether you're way too trending up or down and adjust intake accordingly. 

If your weight stays the same, that's your maintenance level calories. So from there all you need to do is create a small reduction in calories if your goal is to lose weight weight and reassess whether that was large enough to bring about the results of your looking for. 

No one here is the Jesus of dieting, so figuring this s*** out is trial and error, test and retest.

Alright let's not get sidetracked too much,  you can lose weight by either one eating fewer calories or to a expending more calories but how do you explain “why” you can either…

  1.  Exercise longer or more vigorously or 
  2. Move more throughout the day is this called neat or non-exercise activity thermogenesis 

I've noticed this is such an underrated, yet powerful weight loss tool. 

People commonly neglect activity thermogenesis are basically the calories that you burn during daily activities. 

To give you an idea of how powerful this is if you walk 10,000 steps per day, that's an average of 400 to 600 calories, which is pretty significant when it comes to weight loss. 

Ultimately you have to choose a strategy that works best for you based on your time, availability, resources, and personal goals, 

Start small and work your way up. If it's limiting soda to once for a week or walking an extra 30 minutes per day, that's a great place to start! 

I hope that makes sense. 


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