Why Bother Losing Weight?

A. It makes life easier!

You don’t believe me? Then put 15 cans of beans into a bag and carry it around with you all day. This is the same as being 15 pounds overweight. The point of losing weight is to put this bag down and make life easier for yourself.

More Weight Loss Questions

Losing Weight

A healthy way to lose weight is to increase your exercise. This helps to burn extra calories and raises your resting metabolic rate. It keeps your body working efficiently and it boosts your motivation to lose weight.

How Exercise Makes Losing Weight Easier

Let’s say you eat a 2oz croissant w/egg, cheese, ham (approx 475 calories).

  • If you jump rope, you can burn off all these calories in about 43 minutes.
  • If you walk at 3mph, you can burn off these calories in about 95 minutes.
  • In addition, exercise helps to raise your metabolic rate, which makes it easier to lose weight.
  • Finally, exercise also makes losing weight easier 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.


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