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You Won't Lose Weight with Just Exercise

Exercise helps you burn calories, build muscle, and improve your overall health. It also boosts your metabolism, making it easier for you to maintain a healthy weight. Plus, regular exercise can help you develop good habits that will make it easier to stick to your weight loss goals over time. However, you won't just lose weight eating healthier and exercising.

The key is to work on eating fewer junk calories, and more nutritionally dense foods, and also keep your total calorie intake less than usual. You can figure out roughly what your baseline calorie expenditure is by using a BMR calculator. You can figure out how many calories you burn based on exercise also by checking online guides. HOWEVER, these are all rough estimates. I find that usually people way over estimate how many calories they are burning with exercise.

Another issue is that your body is really good at making adjustments. Once you are in better shape, you will burn calories more efficiently and it won't take as many calories to do the same activity. This occurs in about 3 weeks or so. So you will need to increase something with your exercise program about every 3 weeks to have it keep helping. Obviously, you can't keep increasing forever, and after 2 cycles of increasing, you should really cut back some. If you want specific help, let me, a personal trainer, or another professional give you guidance.

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