I am assuming that most of you have someone in your life that says
"I don't diet I would rather just work out".
We have all encountered these people especially when we talk about diet.
Hopefully most of you have realized how easy following Weight Watchers is compared to all the other crazy diets there are out there.
I just wanted to give you this perspective of working out vs dieting.
To loose one pound you need to burn or cut out 3,500 calories.
I was shocked the first time I heard that fact. That would mean to loose a pound a week I would have to work out 7 days a week and burn a minimum of 500 calories every time. Having a heart rate monitor and accurately seeing how many calories I burn in a workout I know that the average person isn't getting in a 500 calorie workout every single day. I would guess the average would only be around 200 calories. I went three miles today on the treadmill (almost an hour) and only burned 424 calories. Who has almost 90 minutes everyday to put towards working out?
Remember that you have to burn 3,500 calories if you have only eaten EXACTLY what your body burns a day. Remember life before ww and realizing wow I ate two or three times what my body needed a day? Adding on all of those extra calories will only add to weight gain unless you are burning them off or not eating them to begin with.
If you have been following weight watchers long enough you know that it really isn't that hard to loose a pound a week! Now knowing all of this would you rather be mindful of what you eat or only work out to loose weight?