From me and all the success stories featured on my website, let me be the fist to tell you that losing weight is EASY! Given that you know how! Exercise is obviously encouraged for various reasons but it is always optional. Problem is that most people rarely understand the role exercise plays.
Ask yourself: Why do you lose weight when you are sick?!! All you do is lie in bed. No exercise but still, you lose weight. That’s because you restrict your calorie intake and hey your body’s is in “heat”, making you sweat – release a lot of energy (calories).
Intake vs Output
Weight loss is all about managing those calories. Calories coming in (food) vs calories going out (everything you do including sleeping etc). To help you make sense of the relationship between calories: 7700 calories is equal to 1kg of body weight. So if you eat 7700 calories less than what your body needs, you will lose 1kg. Same can be said about exercise – burn 7700 extra calories and you will lose 1kg as well. Do both (diet and exercise) and hey that combination of 7700 x2 is now 2kg. Makes sense? Sure it does.
To lose weight: You need to make sure that Calories In < Calories Out. Well easier said than done.
Dieting Vs Exercise?
Diets and exercise all help you to manage calories. Diets typically restrict calories where as exercise increases your calorie output. As I mentioned in the example above, both help you to lose or manage your weight but you don’t necessarily need both. What is important is that you understand the role that dieting and exercise plays.
So How Exactly Do You Lose Weight Without Exercise?
- Calorie Requirement: You need to know your daily calorie requirement. This depends on your age, weight, height, sex and yes your level of activity.
- Current Calorie Intake: Look at your current food and drink intake for a day and list down its calories. (Head on over to Cekodok.com for help)
- Compare the two and make sure your calorie intake IS NOT higher than your calorie requirement.