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How Much Exercise Do I Need to do to Lose Weight?

You May be Surprised…

Hey Gorgeous,

Do you hate exercise, but love having a slim, sexy figure? Or simply can’t do much because of chronic fatigue, injury or illness? Then you’ll love the information I have to share with you today about how to reach and maintain your ideal weight!

Before we go any further, I have a question for you: Have you ever tried and failed to lose weight through exercise before? Share your story in the comments, and then let’s learn how to get nourished for weight loss instead!

Current records show two-thirds of Americans to be overweight and estimate that clinical obesity may plague half the population in less than two decades. Childhood obesity has tripled, too. Considering Australia is in an even worse position when it comes to the obesity epidemic we need to get the facts straight, pronto.

The next generation’s lifespan may, for the first time in centuries, be shorter than its parents’.

Naturally, the food industry says lack of physical activity is responsible. According to them, if we simply exercise more, the obesity epidemic will end and we’ll all live and thrive at our ideal weight.

But is that true? How effective is exercise in treating obesity and supporting weight loss?

I have been a dancer all my life. I spent a decade suffering from being up to 13kgs overweight—all while doing 3-12 hours of dance and exercise a day. The last 2 years I have focused my time not on exercise, but on this business and on raising my daughter. I’d say I’ve done under 100 hours of set exercise in the last 2 years.

Less than 1 hour of set exercise a week and yet I have kept my ideal weight. That’s because I’ve been eating—not exercising—for the slender, sexy body I desire.

Medical professionals express many different opinions on the subject. Some claim physical activity, or lack of it, actually has nothing at all to do with the current obesity epidemic. Instead, they blame the increase in calorie intake per person. And it’s a compelling argument when you consider that physical activity levels have actually increased in the last few decades in the Western world, yet rates of obesity have risen.

Consider this: to compensate for overconsumption of calories (an extra can of soda or big mac, for example), we would have to walk a few hours a day, every, single, day.

That’s not fun now is it?

Exercise and movement are fun for many of us who have healthy lifestyles—but they’re clearly not The most important tool for weight loss or maintenance.

So my beauties, here’s what I recommend to you: Instead of worrying so much about burning unhealthy calories away, focus more on putting healthy calories into your sexy body.

Ready to start eating for the sexy body of your dreams? You’re in luck—my new book, Everything You Want To Know About Being Healthy, Sexy and Vegan, is now available! This is the book I wish I had when I was in your shoes. In it, I share with you practical, proven guidance to embrace the plant-based lifestyle and finally eat for the sexy body, health, and life you deserve. Go get it today!

Remember: A sexy body is your birthright. So let’s get you nourished!


xx

Donna

Note: The small amount of exercise I have done in the last 2 years is not recommended. It is a personal example only and not a recommendation. If you love it, go do it!

Resources:
International Food Information Council Foundation. 2011. Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes Toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health.
Flatt JP. Issues and misconceptions about obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Apr;19(4):676-86.
Ding EL, Hu FB. Commentary: Relative importance of diet vs physical activity for health. Int J Epidemiol. 2010 Feb;39(1):209-11; author reply 213-4.

Originally published at wilddonna.com

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