To speed up weight-loss in the initial stages of dieting... it is better not to exercise Myth or Fact?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

MYTH - A common misconception!

During the initial stages of weight-loss, you have the fastest weight-loss pattern and your body is still trying to adapt to the lower caloric intake; hence sports may seem more tiring than usual. If you exercise when dieting: You will build muscles which will add some body weight and it will take some time to see the number you aiming for on the scale.  Exercise is recommended throughout the stages of weight loss as it helps maintain muscle mass, burn calories, and aids in fat loss! If you don’t exercise when dieting: You lose more muscle than fat mass and your metabolism slows down, making it difficult for you to lose weight more effectively! 

By Ms. Ayla Coussa 

Clinical Dietitian