Does anyone know if there is some type of reference chart for exercise based on your weight?
I am on a low calorie diet plan (medically supervised) so I run between 800-1000 calories a day before exercise.
My nutritionist recommends 2 x 20min. walks a day for my minimum exercise but said I can do more than that and she actually encourages more activity.
It seems silly to dress up in workout clothes to do 2 seperate workouts so I try to get the full 40 mins. in first thing in the morning. Some days I do more than the 40, today I have already done 60mins. and that's before a short afternoon walk I always do. The afternoon walk is only about 15-18 minutes up the street and back.
The weeks I do normal exercise (say 45 mins.a day every day) I lose good, the weeks I increase my exercise to a full hour or more a day the scale punishes me!
I guess mentally I can't figure out how I am working harder and longer but the results are better when I am lazier. Obviously I feel great working out more and I feel prouder and more productive. But then scale time comes and I feel deflated, like I wasted my time.
I know I have low calories but my body has more than enough weight in storage to feed off of!