Focus on Getting Enough Exercise

Focus on getting enough exercise. When you lose weight, it takes less energy (calories) to move throughout your day–from walking to your car to vacuuming the house.  Because of this, you’ll need to do more and more intentional exercise as you lose weight to burn the same number of calories. To illustrate,  a 350# person walking at a good pace (3 mph) for 30 minutes will burn 262 calories. Once that person has lost 100#, they will need to walk 42 minutes to burn the same number of calories. If they lose 150#, they will need to walk for 53 minutes for the same calorie expenditure. The key is to continue to increase your intentional exercise as you lose weight to offset your lower energy needs.

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