Does this plan require a lot of exercise?

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Does this plan require a lot of exercise?
Tue, 07-31-2012 - 3:44pm

Does this plan require a lot of exercise? I'm just not great with exercise and would like to know what kind of things you do and how much/how often.


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Registered: 06-22-2000
Tue, 07-31-2012 - 8:43pm
Nothing "requires" exercise. However, it is a really good thing to do, both for your mind and body, and will help stimulate your weight loss. If you don't exercise, your weight loss will go a lot slower. It doesn't have to consist of going to a gym for an hour a day. Something as simple as walking makes a big difference.

Try reading the South Beach Diet book; you could probably even check it out from the library.
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Registered: 07-19-2005
Wed, 08-01-2012 - 2:14pm

The one summer I was walking a lot (2 - 3 miles per day, 5 days/wk, is a lot for me) I lost a ton of weight quickly.  Otherwise the loss is slow, but still doable.  Nowadays I get in the occasional weekly walk pushing a stroller, but it's mostly chasing around two active kids.  I need to prioritize exercise more.