Exercise and Atkins

Yes, Yes and Yes. If you can exercise do. If you find it very difficult to exercise because of your weight, do what you can.

As you get lighter it will be easier to add more exercise into your life. I lost my first 30 pounds with little or no exercise. To lose the next 20 I had to start running. When I went for my first run after losing that 30 pounds I felt as if a great weight had been taken off my back, literally! I was shocked at how much easier it was.

If you are very heavy and out of shape, start with walking. Try walking for 30 minutes a day or every other day. If you are not used to exercise, get in to it slowly. Walk a little further each day to build up to that 30 minutes.

Adding exercise can help you break out of a plateau and start to lose weight again. Once you near your goal weight you might try to exercise more often and harder, building muscle which we hear so often burns more calories than fat. Find an exercise that works for you. Some can walk or run, some will prefer to swim or ride a bicycle. What did you do for exercise when you were younger? Too bad there is no sport called aerobic eating!

Exercise is an important part of keeping the weight off. Many people on any kind of diet who initially lose weight gain it back. For me it is a constant battle and when I exercise regularly it makes a big difference. It  helps keep the weight off and allows more carbs to be eaten without starting to gain weight.

Last Modified: Tue, 01 May 2007 08:35:43 GMT