The previous post in this series is:

Losing Weight Too Quickly

The first post in this series about dieting is: Losing Weight Via the Change Diet

You may have noticed that I mentioned exercise, but never really dealt with it. Let’s review:

The best way to lose weight, we’ve discovered, is to eat less and exercise more. Every medical person I’ve talked to and every nutritionist as well, has said that that’s the key: eat less and exercise more. We’re using a gimmick to control the eating: pennies.

For exercise, all we have to do is give ourselves some pennies when we exercise.

One minute of exercise is about seven calories. So, three minutes would be about two pennies. When I exercise for three minutes, I put two pennies into the available bucket.

However it has to be exercise that’s not part of your norm. Remember that the original number of pennies we allowed ourselves was based on an average day’s food intake. But, if I was already exercising say, twenty minutes a day, then that was already built into the penny count. I can only count exercise if it’s above that twenty minutes.

For me, it was easy, because I never exercised much. So, when I add three minutes, I get two cents. For the example in the previous paragraph, that person would add two pennies when s/he hit twenty-three minutes.

Simple, right?

Yes, but there’s one huge issue: always consult with your doctor before adding an exercise plan to your activities list. Your doctor is the only one who can tell if you have any special restrictions. You might have an undiagnosed heart condition or something. Losing weight because you’re in a coffin is not what we’re looking for, OK? See the doctor, and follow his/her advice.

The next post in this series is:

Weight Gain Due to Exercise

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