Deciding that you are going to start eating right and lose some weight is just amazing and I commend you for that. But if you want to see the weight drop off faster, or if you are struggling to shed those last few pounds you need to get rid of before you reach your target weight, then my friends you need to do some exercise. Exercise along with a good diet is the best way to lose weight and as well as losing fat you will also be toning up as well. Here are a few reasons as to why exercising helps you with your weight loss goals.
It Pounds Your Belly Fat Into Submission
The easiest way to get rid of that belly fat, the flab than still hangs there even when you have been strict with a diet is to exercise. This area of the body is usually the main one that us ladies want to trim the fat and tone up. And diet alone cannot do this. If you want to get nice toned abs then you need to do some exercise to blast that fat!
It Burns Calories!
No duh, I can hear some of you say. Losing weight is not easy, but at its basic the way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you are consuming. You can do this through a strict diet, but if you want to burn extra calories and take your weight loss to another level and maybe even burn off something that you ate which you should have not, then start doing some cardio and give your weight loss a good boost.
It’s Easier To Keep The Weight Off
The sad fact is the majority of us who lose weight will put it back on. I know that because I was a yo-yo dieter for years! Studies have shown that about 90 percent of people who have lost weight and keep it off are people who also exercise as well as dieting. Once you have reached your target weight if you keep on doing the same kind of exercise and working hard in the gym then you can ease up just a little bit on your strict diet. I am not saying go crazy and start eating garbage, but you will find you can enjoy the odd treat more as long as you exercise.
You Lose Inches Not Weight
Sometimes the scales do not always tell the whole story when it comes to mixing exercise with your weight loss. For example if you lost five pounds of fat and put on four pounds of muscle the scales will only show that you have a 1 pound difference in your body. But really you have made a huge change! Exercise will add muscle and tone you up as well as burning those calories.
It Makes You Feel Great
You are much more likely to go reaching for the cookie jar if you do not exercise! The reason for this is that exercise makes you feel like a million bucks and if you go and smash the gym, go for a run or do a great exercise DVD in your own home. Then there is no way you are going to want to go and eat some kind of fat filled snack.
Your Metabolism Gets A Kick
You lose weight when you diet, but you also can lose muscle. The more muscle that you have the faster your metabolism burns! I am not saying that you need to look like some kind of amazon, but the fitter you are the better your metabolism works during the day, burning off those extra calories.
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