Originally Posted by citygirl0004
does anyone know if there is a way to successfully lose weight without exercise????
i live in the mountains with a very frigid cold climate most of the year we have zero -10 degree temps right now....i cannot afford to go to the gym...i can';t go for a walk outside....i have little energy...and wonder if this is possible or do you know of any diets that will compliment this lifestyle.....
thankyou to all for any help
I think that exercise is VERY important to a healthy diet. I remember living in ND in the winter. That is FRIGID. With windchill there are times that it is 80 below F. I think the best thing for you would be to try some at home exercise.
You can get a treadmill. I know that is expensive and may not be an option.
You can get an exercise ball and a video or two. I really like Jillian Michael's videos if you are ready for weights. If not, Leslie S. has a walking workout video that works you up to walking 3 miles I think. My mom uses them. You walk in your home. She loves these videos.
If videos are out of the question, try fitTV or if you have onDemand there are a lot of exercise programs that you can try. Everything from dance to tae bo.
Ok....if videos and programs don't do it for you.....pick a show that you watch on TV and when you are watching use the commercial breaks. First break do squats and lunges, next break jog in place the whole break (walk and work your way up), next do crunches and pushups, etc.
If none of that appeals to you....turn on your radio and dance to all your favs for 20-30 min. Anything to get your heart rate up.
Muscle burns more. It raises your metabolism so that you stay burning fat even when you are just sitting around. If that isn't motivation enough exercise raises your internal temp for 6 hours after just 45 min!!! How cool is that....you don't even have to raise the heat up and you will be warmer!
Good luck to you