How long it takes to exercise off a few pounds depends on what type of exercise you are doing. Find out how to maximize your weight losses, in this article.
The Fundamental Rule Of Calories
You must understand this fundamental rule or you may never be able to lose any weight with exercise, you could even gain weight.
You can only lose weight if you eat less than your body burns. Because your body needs more fuel then it will turn to fat instead.
If you start to do more exercise but you also eat more then your body has no need to turn to fat and you won't lose weight. This happened to a friend of mine who started to work out really hard and didn't lose any weight!
How Much Can I Lose?
It is a generally held belief amongst health professionals that you can safely lose around 2 pounds a week. To do this, you need to work off 7000 calories. This means that you need to burn off 1000 calories a day or about 3 hours of jogging.
Of course, no one has time to do 3 hours of jogging so there is a better way.
Reduce Your Food Intake And Exercise
This is the best way to lose weight. What you should do is to decrease the amount of calories you eat every day by about 800. This is equivalent to a couple of chocolate bars. You can do this easily by simply cutting out the junk.
Then, do half an hour's exercise 3 times a week.
If you do this then you will easily be able to achieve your 2 pounds a week and possibly even more.