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Working Out to Work off Weight

Warning: It may not work the way you expect.

Is your exercise routine working for you? Are you getting the results you hoped for? Are you reaching your weight-loss goals?

Unfortunately, many people become frustrated with a lack of immediate results in the gym and blame it on a slow metabolism or genetics. These folks may conclude that exercise isn’t the answer and give up altogether. Hopefully this isn’t your story. But if the pounds aren’t dropping as quickly as you anticipated, you may need to reevaluate the way you view exercise.

Keep reading to get a healthier perspective.

A Piece of the Puzzle

When it comes to shedding extra pounds, exercise isn’t the whole solution. It’s a part of the solution. Weight loss is about burning more calories than you consume. If you think you’re doing great by exercising 150 minutes while continuing to eat a 3,000-calorie diet, you’re not. And you’re not going to see the results you want. Consider this: It’s a lot easier to cut out 500 calories than to burn 500 extra calories during a workout. Therefore, weight loss starts by eating a healthy, balanced diet.

There are many factors that affect your weight: diet, exercise, stress, sleep, genetics, and medications. A person’s weight is related to his or her lifestyle, not how many times the treadmill gets used. Exercise is needed, but it’s only one piece of the puzzle.

Weight Maintenance

Diet and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to losing weight and keeping weight off. How many times have you gone on a crash diet just to see the scale slowly creep back up? Those jeans you were finally able to wear are too tight once again. How can you keep those pounds off? The answer is regular cardio exercise. When you finally reach a healthy weight through dieting or a combination of exercise and diet, physical activity is an essential part of maintaining that desired weight.

An Active Lifestyle

You hit the gym several times a week? That’s great! But what about the other 95 percent of your time? Are you sitting in front of a computer all day, only to go home and sit on the couch in front of a TV?

A healthy weight and a healthy body result from a healthy, active lifestyle. Half an hour on the treadmill won’t do much good for a person leading a sedentary life. Make physical activity part of your life. Take a walk during lunch, take the stairs instead of the elevator, lift hand weights during commercial breaks. It’s the little things that make a big difference.

Splurges Sabotage

It’s easy to underestimate the number of calories you consume. You may think the exercise you did in the morning will make up for the piece of pie you ate at lunch, but for a 200-pound person, it takes a whole hour of brisk walking to burn the number of calories in a single piece of apple pie.

It’s often difficult to estimate the number of calories you consume because portion sizes are so large these days. You may think you’re eating one serving, but it could really count as two. Track your daily caloric intake closely. Overdoing it will cost you.

Don’t Trust Machines

Like seeing how many calories you’re burning while running on the treadmill? Exercise machines such as the treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bicycle calculate burned calories, but keep in mind the number you see is just a rough estimate. The rate you burn calories is determined by many factors including your age, sex, weight, body composition (fat vs. muscle), and metabolism, so each person burns calories at a different rate. Machines can’t know all this information and therefore give you only an estimate. Use the calorie counter to motivate you to keep exercising, not as permission to eat another donut.

Also, keep in mind that even if you weren’t exercising, you’d burn calories. To figure out how many extra calories you burn, subtract the number of calories your body burns when at rest. The number of additional calories burned may be much less than you originally thought.