Exercise + Diet

Summary of my posts on weight loss.

Yes...a combination of exercise and diet management is needed for weight control.

You do not need high intensity exercise unless you're preparing for a competition, or want those 30-day results, which could be detrimental to your overall well-being.

Anything that let's you break a sweat or increases your heart rate is good enough. You'll be surprised that just stepping on and off a step on your staircase can be a workout depending on how fit you are.

Infrequent intense exercise will not help if you don't have diet under control, unless the exercise is for building muscle. Building muscle and burning calories on a regular basis are not the same thing.

The food you eat can be turned to energy, build muscle, or be stored as fat. The calories you get from the food do not build muscle; only the proteins do. So the workout will burn whatever it can burn but that will stop during the break. Man wasn't meant to live a sedentary lifestyle...so exercise should be a lifestyle and exercise can be as simple as a walk every morning.

I agree that drinking water regularly will help reduce filling time a little (it is necessary for proper body function anyways). If you don't like the 'taste' of water, you can add a little something to sweeten it as long as you count the calories.

I do not recommend fasting. Rather, instead of the traditional 3 meals a day, make it 6 half meals a day, or 3 half meals + 3 snacks.

Also get rid of the guilt of throwing food away. The starving kids in Africa still won't get it if you eat it and turn the waste to waist.

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