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Are you interested in losing weight? If you are, you may be
in the process of developing a weight loss plan for yourself.  For many individuals, a weight loss plan is a
guide that they can follow and one that may help to give them motivation. If
this is your first time developing a weight loss plan for yourself, it is
important that you place a focus on exercise, as exercise is important
component of weight loss.

Although it is nice to hear that exercise is an important part of a weight loss plan, you may be wondering exactly why that is.

Many people decide to starve themselves. You will lose weight this way, but it’s hardly sustainable. Aren’t you hungry?

I’d rather be able to eat in a enjoyable healthy way than starve myself. This just invites gorging.

Many individuals automatically assume that they can’t eat three meals a day and many actually just stop eating. This is not only dangerous to your health, but it can be deadly.

The true recommendation is a 2 meal-a-day plan.

Instead of reducing your calorie intake by solely limiting the amount of foods that you eat, let’s work on you eating the best food choices and then use exercise to your advantage.  By exercising, you burn off calories. These are calories in which your body can use to help you lose weight.

If you have a specific weight loss goal, like one that involves losing at least twenty pounds, you may want to focus on fun exercises or workouts, but also ones that burn the most calories.  Adding exercise to your weight loss plan is a natural and a healthy way to lose weight.

There are an unlimited number of ways that you can go about using exercise to help you lose weight.  For starters, you can buy a collection, even just a small collection, of exercise equipment.  Exercise equipment can include items such as exercise balls, weights, a treadmill, a stair climber, and so forth. Even if you have limited financial resources, you should be able to find a number of exercise equipment pieces that are within your budget. Variety keeps interest.

Now there’s YouTube, Fitness apps, Wearables. All of these offer options and incentives to exercise.

Some people are motivated by groups of people exercising.  There are MeetUp groups, some church groups, and of course the traditional gym classes.

You know what I want to try is a Zoom Virtual Walk.  Just heard about the idea. Thought it would be cool.

If you would prefer to exercise, for free, in your spare time, you may want to consider finding an exercise buddy.  This is a person who can workout with you, even if it just involves walking around your local shopping mall.  Not only can you make a new friend or strengthen your relationship with one of your current friends, having an exercise buddy or an exercise partners often means that you are more likely to stick with your weight loss plan and achieve your weight loss goals.

With multiple ways to go about incorporating exercise into your weight loss plan, there really isn’t any excuse for not doing so. It all comes with a decision to do what will work.

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