Does Exercise Work for Weight Loss?

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During your consultations, your Jenny Consultant will work with you to identify any barriers to physical activity - and help you develop plans to overcome those barriers and stay motivated. With over centres across Australia and New Zealand, we are bound to have a Centre close to you. Yes, exercise works better to weight loss. We recommend you only weigh yourself once a week at a consistent time preferably in the morning to avoid any discouragement due to normal daily weight fluctuations. Works really well when you follow the program and have the 3 shakes and veggies only in the intensive period. Ashley on March 30, at 9: One last thing — how much fruit were you eating when it was too much?

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While advertising and many commentators in the media have focused a lot of attention on low carbohydrate diets and products, when it comes to successful, long term weight loss, kilojoules are the key, not carbohydrates. Weight loss is about moderation and balance, and you don't need to avoid entire food groups, buy special low carbohydrate products or give up the foods you love to lose weight.

Initially when you follow a low carbohydrate diet you may lose weight quickly because your body is losing mostly water. This is because the body is breaking down glycogen stores carbohydrate stores and water is stored with glycogen, so when this breaks down you lose a lot of water from your body.

Research also shows that in the long term these restrictive diets do not lead to more sustained weight loss. Talk to your consultant - most of the suggested fruit and vegetables on our menu are recommendations and can easily be swapped for something else.

Just use the grocery list in our Success Made Simple Guide or the Journal you'll receive on week one! There are a number of Jenny Craig meals that contain pork and pork products, and these can be excluded from your menu selection. Unfortunately, at this stage, our dishes that contain other meats such as chicken or beef are not halal.

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Our weekly consultations play a major role in our clients' successes. Not only do we want to support you along your weight loss journey, we want to ensure that you're experiencing a healthy rate of weight loss.

However if you find yourself too busy to visit our centres in person, we recommend you ask your consultant to conduct these consultation over the phone and have your food delivered to your door. Consider your Consultant your "partner in weight loss.

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We pride ourselves in hiring health-oriented and customer-focused individuals who genuinely enjoy working with people. Consultants also receive ongoing continuing support and information in areas relating to nutrition, motivation and stress management.

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Our consultants give clients free informational consultations and tours of the centre, and the Centre Leader is responsible for all daily centre operations. On Jenny, you should gradually increase your activity through a combination of natural, planned and playful physical activities, learning how to incorporate more activity into your everyday routine.

Blair, Dunn, Marcus, Carpenter and Jaret. Active Living Every Day: Research has shown that an active lifestyle is a critical factor to successful weight loss. While it's true that physical activity supports consistent weight loss, its role is even more critical in long term weight maintenance.

During your consultations, your Jenny Consultant will work with you to identify any barriers to physical activity - and help you develop plans to overcome those barriers and stay motivated. They will also work with you to develop a personalised, staged approach that starts where you are right now and builds from there. The good news is, the "exercise" is a combination of walking, resistance, and "natural" activity. At Jenny Craig, you'll learn strategies for building an active lifestyle to enhance your own success.

If you're already doing a great job being regularly active, your Jenny Craig Consultant will work with you to develop a personalised, staged approach that might include adding some new activities.

The best activity plan for weight loss includes cardio, resistance and stretching. And I mean that. I listed it in my summary of how we get fat. I deteriorate in so many ways when I reduce my physical activity down to next to nothing. I become extremely injury-prone, and my breathing also seems to suffer. Plus, it just sucks to not be physically fit. Well then, the obvious answer is to exercise more moderately.

Why not an hour a day or something like that? An hour a day of exercise is great. So far, in my quarter century of experimentation, none of those activities led to an ounce of weight loss. If of course, unlike me, once you start you never stop.

And I think this is really how it should be. Being fit and functional improves quality of life and general health in a multitude of ways, especially as we advance in age. They just do it for fun. They do it for adventure. Making it a chore just to lose some weight is a great way to completely ruin the enjoyment you should and could be experiencing from it.

Your enjoyment of exercise should be protected at all costs. By the way, I plan to spend yet another summer hiking this year. Or maybe my high metabolism will finally start to result in weight loss. What are your personal experiences with exercise, for better or for worse, for general health and for weight loss? Is it really as effective for weight loss as most believe? Should I stop talking about this and go back to discussing pee?

I await your comments…. Matt Stone is an independent health researcher, author of more than 15 books, and founder of DegreeHealth. He is best known for his research on metabolic rate and its central role in many health conditions as well as his criticisms of extreme dieting.

Thanks as always for making me think! They do not burn through it, ever. Sorry this is a little off topic, but can you point me in the right direction if you have spoken about this topic? I struggle with an eating disorder anorexia mainly for over 13 years. I have all the symptoms and a low temperature even during the day, never gets above Actually, healthy BMI readings have actually mysteriously lowered to ratios for women to be unhealthy in reality.

Years ago when I was first married, I was telling my woes of being overweight…. She said, that I was fine and for me to weigh any less, I would have difficulty becoming pregnant. Got pregnant easily twice and if I had not fussed over getting back to my original weight before the first child I had just stopped nursing the first when I got pregnant with our second , I would have been fine. But no, the hoopla of being thin, a perfect BMI, etc.

With an extreme few years of anorexia and literally starved down to and I had toddlers to care for so sad, I barely remember any of it and I was miserable…tired, short tempered, etc. Simply not eating for fear of getting fat. As I say below, get rid of the scales and recover from your self-imposed starvation.

After two years I finally got the part of It is what It is…and stopped getting on the scale. Lost 10 pounds in the last two months without giving up ice cream by the quart with Root beer several dinners per week.

I eat what and when I want. You need to eat for heat…to increase you metabolism and therefore get your hormones in working order. Read the books and stop dieting. Eat the food with no shame. Get some soft curves and be OK with it, and share you body with joy, and live your life. And throw away your scale. You CAN trust your body to tell you when to eat and when to stop.

Thank you SO much for this! I truly appreciate it. I am going to look into what you suggested. Not artificial sweeteners, but plain old white sugar. If you need sugar to make your fruit sweet instead of tart, then sweet it up. Over the past two years after ditching diets, I used to require a lot of sugar. Now I still generally have a morning coffee of 2 T gelatin, T of sugar, 1 T instant coffee in a 20 ounce mug. The gelatin gels up as it cools or is refrigerated and I heat it up later in the day if I need it.

Or it might be a day or two. Think of it as coffee Jello. I am not religious although I used to be to a fault…it was bad , but Gwen Shamblin has a few good thoughts about food in her Weigh Down program. Quite literally eat to taste, as your body designed by the Creator will decide from the foods that are most tasty to you at each meal, each day, for a span of days, weeks at a time, what it needs.

The basics are carbs, proteins and fats. Let your body decide what it needs. Hey Jen,posted a comment for you below, downthread. I just wanted to suggest you read this article: I do have high level of androgen as well as the cysts. My exercise program consists of walking miles per day, bouncing on my mini trampoline minutes a day and weight lifting times per week.

No fat loss really came from that over the past several years, just muscle gain. Struggling with being over weight most of my life was only fixed long term after adopting Ray Peats ideas: And of course not be freezing all the time.

I have done aerobics classes, bootcamp style classes, HiiT training, lifting, etc — to little or no avail. I enjoy working out, playing tennis, hiking, biking, etc — and I like being fit…but I wish I could figure out the magic formula to lose the extra padding so I could show off just how fit I actually am!

Andrea, I had the same problem. A year ago I tried the potatoes hack and it changed everything. I eat a lot, good food and if I need to lose weight I go on potatoes for few days. Nothing ever worked for me before. It has made my life much easier to know I have the trick under the belt and I can eat as I want.

If she meant to write the potato diet, read this. I wrote about it here: Mostly what I like is how it shifts my shape around. I seem to have the same weight, it just looks better.

And my back hurts less. Yes Matt I said stiff: Btw Matt — thank you. I decided last year to not approach exercise from a weight loss perspective but from a health and fitness perspective for the first time in my life. I mainly did weights and HIIT with some boxing and jogging thrown in. I love the fitness and strength side of exercise but recommending it as a weight loss tool can be dangerous especially if someone if also restricting calories.

I am still yet to find that sweet spot where I can feel strong and fit and eat in a way that will give permission to my body to let go of the fat. If you know how I may be able to get to that spot I would be more than happy to give it a go.

A bed ridden pound man will absolutely lose some fat mass and improve insulin sensitivity with moderate exercise. Heck, just doing strength training 3 times per week full body compound exercise will result in a significant shift in body composition for an overweight or obese person, given consistency.

From what he says about calorie flux in is previous book, FFL, it seems like an interesting concept. It is the reason why athletes are the way they are and why Michael Phelps can eat K calories and stay wire thin. Maybe I missed something, but from what I remember calorie flux itself is only a way to represent the calorie in-out not a state of having high calorie in-out, so it feel strange to read you were in a state of calorie flux.

His idea, I think, has to do with increasing the flux or flow of calories as much as you can while keeping it sustainable. He also write about the fact that it has a lot to do with NEAT. And in a way I agree because I got an uncle who works on a farm at that point it might be considered an exercise like your hiking and while well in his 50s he look more like a bodybuilder than anybody else I know: Talking about this makes me wonder where the line is to determine what is considered non-exercise vs exercise.

Ari has corrected me on this in a personal email which I hope to post for clarification. Caloric flux is not a state, nor does it pertain to creating a calorie deficit. Rather a high caloric flux just means to be consuming and utilizing more calories. I exercise for about 30 minutes times a week. Not to lose weight but to feel good.

It clears my mind and gives me energy and esp. It makes me stronger and I just plain enjoy it. My experience is similar to yours, but not as extreme since I do not like exercising: Exercising as in going swimming bicycling 20 km lots of ups and downs on the way just makes me eat very much.

I am really hot, sweaty, stopped losing hair, but no luck so far in pooping: This newsletter came at the perfect time, as it has supported my decision to act on a hunch.

I lost 30lbs with Lindora. The program itself is crap, but it was one of the first to use a pedometer. I walked 10, steps a day and that was it. I was surprised my weight was staying the same, in spite of eating a lot, and my jeans are looser. Matt, I think you were experiencing something similar when you were climbing and hiking. So you may be able to lose weight without wrecking your thyroid, adrenals, etc. Also Matt, if you are into fixing your feet.

First thing to look at is if you walk like a duck. She has a new book out and also has a website… Rachel, I agree with you Callanetics or the Barr Method are far more appealing and effective and enjoyable. I know Katy well and had her on the D podcast. Strengthening them up is no problem though. What happened to whole fruit being moderately rewarding and virtually impossible to gain weight from? How did you do it? Fruit stimulates insulin release much the same way straight sugar does.

I lost weight from eating too much fruit, which caused a reduction in metabolic rate from which I had to rebound from. Hence the minus 10 plus 15 of eating too much fruit and then having to add back in more regular foods to restore normal function.

Fruit, fat, sugary cereal, mints, booze, roast beef, roast pork, roast chicken, roast turkey, coconut oil, ice cream, pasta, fruits of all kinds, juice of all kinds, vegetables of all kinds, animals, fowl, ocean, fresh water, etc. No food will make you fat, unless you fear that it will and eat a bunch of other stuff to avoid the food your body really wants; because when you fear eating anything, you under eat the nutrients your body wants and it makes you overeat what you THINK is better, but not as tasty to try to get what it needs.

Just eat what tastes good to you and you will be eating correctly for you. If you feel like eating candy all day, then eat that. If you feel like eating bloody medium rare steak and apple pie, then eat that. When you satisfy your hunger people mistakenly call them cravings…and then label cravings as evil then your body is a happy camper and will have what it needs to repair, maintain and have energy to be awake, pleasant and have fun doing the things you desire to do that make you happy.

Strive for happy, eat the food. Forgive my ignorance, but how does eating lots of fruit cause weight loss? Did you not eat enough calories? Did you loose mostly fat or mostly muscle? Also, I thought a very fast metabolism allowed people to have a low body fat percentage so why in your case did the weight loss cause a drop in metabolic rate. I thought metabolic rate helped determine if one was lean or not and that the most important thing to maintain a high metabolism was calories not how much a person weighed.

One last thing — how much fruit were you eating when it was too much? When you say too much, did you mean in relation to other types of foods? A little less than 10 pounds. And because of that, I got overly excited and added more and more, which of course led to more weight loss. But as I lost weight, body temperature and metabolic feedback plummeted. I had to eat more normally again to get back to proper function, and in the process gained back everything I had lost. A typical weight loss scenario no matter how you try to lose the weight.

What has the greatest exertion on metabolic rate is leptin levels. Losing weight causes leptin levels to drop, and then metabolism goes down. We have it built into our physiology that our metabolism slows down any time we lose weight. Weight loss is probably the most common cause of a low metabolic rate among health conscious people. Too much fruit in relation to other foods. Because fruit is so watery and has a very high potassium to sodium ratio, it is generally very cooling to body temperature, especially in excess total and in relation to other foods.

Thank you for the explanation, though still confused. How does eating just one thing cause weight loss unless you are eating fewer calories or your metabolism goes up. Do you think that when you were eating mostly fruits and veggies, you were eating fewer calories than before? So all weight loss results in a decrease in leptin? Can it be increased without weight gain?

Other stuff must influence leptin, sorry if I missed that post. People who have always been skinny in an effortless way then just have naturally high levels of leptin? He gained weight because he was eating too much fat with it. In my experience exercise only jacks up appetite, not a good thing with binge eating disorder.

Matt speaking of weight loss on a caloric surplus, you had an interesting guy on here a while back, Billy Craig, who wrote about that. Promised to write a book but never did. Whatever happened to that guy? With the demands of modern life, for many people forced exercise is really the only option for increasing physical activity.

For those, I see nothing wrong with devoting a few hours a week to some weightlifting. It also provides the most bang for your buck in terms of reward for time spent.

Look at most older people and you will see the dramatic decrease in muscle mass as they age. For the last two years I have been doing an exercise program invented by Teresa Tapp. I took my body measurements on Jan 25, and then again on Mar 10, In a little over a year I have lost My body is stronger and I have good muscle tone. Slowly my stomach is getting flatter. In this same time frame I have lost only 12 pounds.

I have not changed my diet and I exercise 2 to 3 times per week an do a little walking. This works for me and I know that overtime my body will continue to transform all while staying healthy.

T-Tapp did nothing for me. I shifted from doing weight training to doing T-tapp and gained fat not muscle. I like a lot of things about T-tapp, but; I found weight training was superior for keeping weight down, and, her program was not great for my knees — despite the fact that it is supposed to be rehabilitative.

Down the track I did read that if you had knee issues, not to do the one legged tracks — but a lot of her tracks are one-legged, and her program is supposed to rehab knees , not make them worse! So that all did not seem good to me.. Also , her program is supposed to improve saddlebags, and I really followed it to the nth degree, for a couple of yrs; and had zilch improvement of saddlebags..

In all fairness though, I also have had no results with getting rid of saddlebags through weight training, or callanetics , or any other kind exercise! I get up and exercise first thing in the a. It keeps me mentally and physically fueled through the first half of my day better than anything else. My metabolism has stayed pretty strong during this period, I think because the workouts are really short. She has a program for adrenal fatigue and hormonal health for Women of A Certain Age.

So bad that I actually went back on birth control pills because I was just getting battered by period symptoms for about 2 weeks out of every month. If you look around long enough you will see exercise guru after exercise guru coming out of the closet as a binge eater or something. The techniques that work for men so well, like Intermittent Fasting seem to be generally terrible for women and end up being a fast track to disordered eating. It does not compute. While this is exaggerated of course, I think it perfectly sums up the way that having a fat-loss based mindset for exercise and eating will eventually end up hurting a person.

Our way of looking at the world is disordered. The person who is lean to the point of being unable to function to reproduce is considered sexiest.

We have literally stopped functioning as biological organisms when that starts happening on a mass scale as it does now. The weird thing is that I have found that setting fitness goals and doing my best to avoid scales, measuring tapes and fat calipers has been the best way to reshape my body for the better.

Jenny, I agree with you on the weight lifting. This is now the rage. Everyone has to lift weights. I hate lifting weights. Intermittent fasting is also the rage. It causes my blood sugar to crash and I develop a ravenous appetite. I can relate to Matt because you start listening to these people and your head wants to explode. I think you have to look at what your body responds to because your body knows best.

Have you heard of Lems Shoes and Correct Toes? The Lems have a wide enough toe box to accommodate the toe splay that the Correct Toes causes. All their other ones are excellent as well. Now, I can pretty much only do yoga a few days a week mixed with my relatively active life as a full-time mom of two little kids before my body goes on strike. The much lighter and gentler exercise regimen definitely has done nothing to reduce my size, but it keeps me from aching too badly, my weight stable albeit a much heavier weight than a few years ago , and my spirits lifted which are really great health benefits anyway.

I will say this though—abandoning obsessive, restrictive dieting has been way easier than letting go of my tendencies toward compulsive exercising.

In short, starvation symptoms can mirror PCOS symptoms, and the symptoms will resolve on their own with dedicated ED recovery. Recovery includes refeeding without restriction and being sedentary. Plus the mental work of changing ED behaviors and psychology, often with therapy.

In short, full recovery from restriction should be your top priority!

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