Some people think that exercising is the answer to weight loss. It can certainly help but on its own it is not likely to help you lose as much weight as you think.
Looking at some typical exercises did you know that
30 minutes of swimming averages 200 calories
30 minutes of fast walking averages 100 calories
30 minutes of running averages 300 calories
All this depends on your weight and the speed you do, but if you think of the typical calories in some of the snacks you might be having it becomes a very sobering thought. for example
Walkers Ready Salted Crisps are 171 calories
A Mars Bar 260 calories
A Signature Tall Hot Chocolate from Starbucks 393 calories
That doesn’t mean that exercise is a waste of time as it helps to keep you fit, stimulates your metabolism and of course tones you up. But you can easily undo all the good if you tuck into sugary snacks, drinks and crisps.
Personally I aim to walk at least 10,000 steps a day and add whatever else I can fit in such as swimming and a session at gym at least 3 times a week (not done so well with the swimming and gym recently because of my broken wrist but aiming to get back to it in the New Year now I am on the mend)
If you want to know more about eating healthily and exercising to lose weight I would love to hear from you.