3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Packaged Meals and Clinics - Nutrisystem, Medifast, Jenny Craig, Etc > Medifast

Question about exercise

Thread Tools
Old 05-14-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 93

S/C/G: 175/138/130

Height: 5'4"

Default Question about exercise

Hi all,

Just starting MF today and so far, so good. My question is about exercise. I see on the boards people say when they work out too hard it slows down their weight loss. I'm a huge gym fan, and like to do an hour of speed walking on a steep incline, enough to get my heart racing and the sweat pouring, 2-3 times a week. I've done it for years, and it's my favorite thing to do for 'me' time.

If I go to the gym this week, or any week really, is this going to negatively affect my weight loss on MF? I'm afraid because I love to do this and really don't think I'd be able to NOT go to the gym. Advice?
citygirl89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
Andi24's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 189

S/C/G: 172/140.8/130

Height: 5'2


They say if your body is not used to exercise you should not start a routine for 2-3 weeks. If you ARE used to exercise, cut it in half until your body is used to the lower calorie intake (2-3 weeks). The big thing is that you are only eating 800-1000 calories/day, you don't want to burn too many. I read in the TSFL book you shouldn't be doing more then 45 minutes of strenuous exercise a day while in the weight loss phase. Honestly you might not really be able to do what you used to. I played baseball with a bunch of 7 year olds my 3rd or 4th day and I was whipped out for the rest of the day...and it really was not all that strenuous and way less then I'm used to. If I did that now, 4 weeks in I'm sure I'd be fine lol.
One for every 5lb lost!
25lbs by 25th birthday: 6/10
Healthy BMI (136.5):

Last edited by Andi24 : 05-14-2013 at 04:12 PM.
Andi24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 04:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
jmko's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 229

S/C/G: 166/see ticker/125

Height: 5'3"


Andi's correct, but just remember everyone is different. The first time I was on MF, I did the same amount of exercise, but at a lower intensity. This time around I haven't been exercising prior to MF and was thinking of starting in a bit (I'm in my second week). We spent the weekend walking around the mall and running errands. By the time we got back to the car I was so exhausted that exercise may have to wait another week!
jmko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
MF 3/31/13
SuperHeroTeacher's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 925

S/C/G: 261/ticker/155 for now

Height: 5'2"


Definitely cut back to 1/2 intensity and 1/3-1/2 time for the first 3 weeks. If you feel dizzy or sick at all stop immediately and take a few days off. Your body needs to gradually get used to your metabolism change.
Every day is a battle, but whatever, I'm scrappy ~Darcey

Each = 5 lbs gone for good!

SuperHeroTeacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 93

S/C/G: 175/138/130

Height: 5'4"


Thank you guys! Not planning on working out until this weekend and I'll be sure to listen to my body and stop if it's too much.
citygirl89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yet another question about Exercise and Weight Loss aliasihaya Weight Loss Support 11 01-24-2012 05:42 PM
Question About Exercise Points freedomreins Momentum / Flex 14 01-29-2008 07:01 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2