Do I have to exercise to lose weight successfully? Will exercise help?

The great news is you don’t need to exercise to lose weight successfully. Following Food Optimising 100% without exercising will result in a weight loss – we guarantee it!

But becoming more physically active can certainly help you tone up and get fitter while slimming, and it will also boost your weight loss. Research shows that on average the addition of three to four moderate-activity sessions a week to a weight loss plan can boost weight loss in the region of 1-2lbs a month. This could add up to an additional 1-2st a year!

As well as supporting your weight loss, exercise can bring lots of health benefits, too, helping to strengthen muscles, bones and joints, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Getting more active can also support you with keeping your weight loss off in the long term. Research has shown that 90% of successful weight loss maintainers have incorporated regular activity into their everyday lives while continuing to eat healthily. 

last updated: June 17, 2019