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diet + exercise??

I'm motivated to begin working out but unsure if I should begin a diet at the same time?? I don't want to make the diet a crutch that I can't leave once I reach my goals .Any thoughts/ suggestions?

Tue. Aug 29, 3:00am

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How quickly do you want to lose? You lose weight by creating a calorie deficit you can burn the calories during excercise or consume less calories per day to create the deficit. Once you hit your goal weight you will either have to reduce your excercise or increase your calorie intake so that you are burning the number of calories you consume a day not much more or less. So either way once you achieve your goal you will then have to adjust your patterns again.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 8:27 AM

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I say do both, but neither to the extreme. I've had the same worries you do, but the problem is that if you exercise and don't watch your cal intake you can be tiring yourself at the gym, and the scale might actually go up. Nothing more discouraging than that!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 8:35 AM

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I do both exercise and counting calories and I think it needs to be a lifestyle change, rather than a diet. That way, the weight will not come back when you stop dieting. Count your calories and aim for 1200 per day, continue workouts as many days per week as you can -- starting out with a minimum of 3 days of cardio and increase gradually, when you feel you can. Once you are at your goal weight - you will need to continue the exercise, but you can increase your calories to the amount you need to maintain.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 9:54 AM

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I do not agree with the 9:54 poster.
I would start very slow, if you want to workout, workout. The diet will come with time
Start small- add a veggie with your dinner, a fruit with you breakfast.

And I do not believe 1200 calories is enough for anyone who is working out, or is an active person. I would not go below 1600-1800 calories a day. You don’t want to crash diet, that will do more harm in the long run that it is worth. You want to be able to take the weight off slowly and never put it back on


Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 2:09 PM

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yes. i agree with the 2:09 poster completely. it's not always a good idea to dive into the deep end of a pool you haven't swam in yet. enter slowly and wade for a bit to get used to the water. work your way up to laps...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 2:29 PM

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