A good way to lose weight quickly is to increase your activity level. This increases calorie burn, protects against muscle loss and raises your resting metabolic rate. It keeps your body working efficiently, raises your motivation to lose weight and helps you to maintain a healthier ‘weight loss lifestyle’.
How Greater Activity Helps You to Lose Weight Quickly
Let’s say you eat a lemon pie snack cake (approx 400 calories).
- If you jump rope, you can burn off all these calories in about 36 minutes.
- If you walk at 3mph, you can burn off these calories in about 80 minutes.
- In addition, exercise helps to raise your metabolic rate, which makes it easier to lose weight.
- Finally, exercise also helps you to lose weight by boosting your motivation to stick to your weight loss program.
Note: all calorie-burn figures are approximate. They are based on a 150 pound woman. If you weigh more, you’ll burn more calories. If you weigh less, you’ll burn less calories.