One Thing You Should Never Do To Lose Weight…

One Thing You Should Never Do To Lose Weight…

Here’s a reprint of an article we did for the Nebraska Furniture Mart:


“Like many of us, you’re probably interested in shedding some pounds – maybe 20, 50, 100 or more, or maybe just those final 5. You can do it, definitely. You’ve done some research, read some testimonies, bought supplements, planned meals, even spent on a pair of jeans just a few sizes too small at the moment…it’s motivation; you’ll be slipping into them just in time for holiday season 😉 Great. You’re on the right track. But you’re close to slipping off track and you haven’t even begun. There’s one major thing you should NEVER do to lose weight. Do you know what it is? DIET ALONE!

“Muscle building” is not exclusive to bodybuilders or beach bums; it’s the base requirement for human function. And building muscle means more than just “growing muscles big” by lifting weights and eating egg whites all day. In fact it’s separate. It’s for all of us no matter our gender, race, ethnicity, athletic ability, flexibility, Netflix-ability…muscle moves life! The heart is a muscle. We do not function without muscle movement, whether ours or someone else’s. And muscles need conditioning. They’re not self-sustaining or “neutral” responders to activity or inactivity. They’re living things, like plants in a garden. When cared for the garden produces food, and when neglected it not only doesn’t produce, it’s overtaken by weeds (fat).

If you don’t move, your muscles shrivel into a weakened state called atrophy. You not only lose function, which is bad enough, you GAIN fat and you GAIN an easy and natural ability to gain MORE fat because your fat-burning muscle is no longer able to do its job effectively. Your metabolism has slowed. Muscles need motion to survive and thrive! So get your muscles in motion and get fat-burning. And when you do, there’s a bonus: you’re MORE MOTIVATED at mealtime! You WANT to stick to your healthy-eating plan because you’re doing the work to sustain it, and your body knows it! The best part? You don’t need to kill yourself in a gym…you just need to be active. And walking is the most natural, easiest, safest, most enjoyable, most sharable, most EFFECTIVE over the long term because of those other reasons…way to build muscle and burn fat in conjunction with healthy eating. It’s “lifestyle change” that leads to lasting health, and walking is for life! Don’t diet alone!”

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  • lisa Turner
    Posted at 04:37h, 12 February Reply

    When will win start? Continuing education

  • Aytekh
    Posted at 21:55h, 19 April Reply

    Hi, nice article. Thanks for posting 🙂

  • Clerton Sherfflett
    Posted at 02:31h, 23 August Reply

    Is walking 1 mile a day beneficial for weight loss?

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  • Connie Kubitz
    Posted at 15:55h, 28 November Reply

    I joined the Daily Walk program and I cannot tell you how happy I am with this program. Thanks for sharing the article and Thanks for the great program that is emailed to me every day. Just knowing it is changed up every day does not allow me to get bored with the same old DVD’s and I love not having to store DVD’s. I just bring the program up on my tablet and work out. I did buy a speaker to add to it. For some reason I need to have the music blast.

  • Esteban
    Posted at 15:22h, 17 April Reply

    I loved what you shared, especially about …DIET ALONE I’m going to combine it with what I’m doing to improve my results

  • Rosalind carrington
    Posted at 02:40h, 10 June Reply

    Started working out day 2 and will commit this time. I’m 61 and must move daily to keep my heart and muscles in condition. Ism looking forward to finally losing this extra fat !!! Taking it one day one exercise session at a time. Motivation is nice but I’m striving for discipline and being consistent. As I write this ,I feel my muscles from the workout . It will get better. I have a ton of Leslie videos so I cannot get bored . Thank you

  • Ashwani kumar
    Posted at 06:13h, 14 August Reply

    Hello Dear, I am very glad to read your article, I think it will help me a lot. Thank you so much for your awesome article. Keep covering this type of valuable content more.

  • Shizuka
    Posted at 12:54h, 20 August Reply

    Great article! My focus is to build muscle and lose fat. I have definitely lost muscle definition and my metabolism has slowed down. I love Leslie’s workouts. If I try something new, I always find myself going back to my Walk at Home DVDs.

    PS. I followed the link and it took me to the Nebraska Furniture Mart.

  • Darakhshan
    Posted at 08:36h, 20 January Reply

    Thanks for posting the article.however I have a question,I had been following your program through youtube…since past 6 weeks but my weight is fluctuating. It’s not increasing though but not decreasing on my desired pace. Kindly guide me. I m not following any strict diet plan….rather no diet plan at all. But usually I m not into eating junk food.

  • nelson
    Posted at 18:10h, 31 January Reply

    The important thing to lose weight in a proper way is to eat balanced fruits, vegetables and grain, fish, exercise, is essential to metabolize the body and that we are healthy I think to combine it with this for better results

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