The problem with the concept of using exercise for weight loss — which is akin to using a spoon to shovel snow — is that it actually burns very few calories.
🍔 Big Mac will take 2 hours, 20 minutes of brisk walking
🍕 A slice of pizza will take 22 minutes at 12-14mph
🥤 A soft drink will take 20 minutes of mountain climbers
If you’re on the path to losing weight, the most effective exercise for calorie burning will always be the one you'll do most often and for the longest, because those are the multipliers.
This is the value of finding enjoyment in the process.
If you take the time to discover the form of movement you love, exercise will no longer be all about losing weight. Instead, it’s replaced with a pleasurable way to move your body that becomes apart of who you are.
Instead of being someone who occasionally runs, you become a “runner.” See the difference?
Exercise is great for fitness/health and we all should keep doing it...but weight loss is nearly entirely about making adjustments to intake calories. 85%-100% of it is intake.
Dedicated exercisers — maybe 15% of it is that. (Exceptions: marathoners, long-distance hikers, professional athletes, etc.) #strongeru #otf