Weight Loss: No-Pain-No-Gain A Misconception

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Losing weight is simply a matter of eating fewer calories than you burn. The word simply may cause you to laugh since so many people struggle with weight loss. However, this is no joke. Losing weight does not have to be difficult nor does it have to involve pain. Pain, after all, is a warning sign. You've heard of chest pain, bone pain, muscle pain, and all of the other body parts that pair up nicely with the word pain. No, you don't need any pain to lose weight. What you need are better food choices. In this no pain weight loss blog, we talk about better food choices and the road to a healthier you.

Exercise and Weight Loss

It is true that exercise helps you lose weight. The truth in that statement goes back to that simple formula we mentioned early — You simply need to eat fewer calories than you burn. Do you need exercise to lose weight? Nope. Exercise helps because it burns calories. Walking briskly for 30 minutes is a good form of exercise. Walking for five miles when you have not walked all winter is probably going to do more harm than good. Sure, you burned a ton of calories, but your sore muscles and aching feet are going to keep you from walking for the next week.

If you choose to add exercise as part of your weight loss program be smart about how you exercise and how your body responds to those exercises you choose. Low-impact exercises, such as walking, can have big impacts on weight loss, especially if you pair exercise with smart eating. Notice we did not mention dieting. Smart eating is not dieting. Smart eating is about making healthy food choices so that you enjoy food, avoid feeling starved, and still manage to lose weight. That sounds a whole bunch better than dieting.

If you want to try a healthier way to lose weight and avoid the pain head over to the Metabolic Research Center where you will find a library of healthy recipes, support to keep you motivated, and a ton of people just like yourself starting that journey to better health.


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My relationship with Metabolic Research center began Feb 2010 when I weighed 182 lbs and had high blood pressure. I lost a total of 69 lbs and 72 inches. It has been 6 years and I continue to maintain my weight. I owe my continued success to MRC and all the great classes, especially yoga and the continued support that I receive from the staff. I have learned that food is nothing but fuel for the body and just as with your car you need to give it the right fuel in order for it to run proper. Follow the program and it is possible to loose the weight and maintain it. Nothing tastes as great as healthy feels!

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