Wouldn't it be nice if someone could tell you exactly how much exercise you need to lose weight and then maintain it? Like, what kind of exercise to do and how long to do it and how hard to work. And then that person could stand next to you the whole time you workout, telling you what to do and making sure you do it right.
Wait, that sounds a lot like what a personal trainer does...except even the smartest personal trainer isn't going to know exactly how much exercise you need. However, I can give you a quick rule of thumb: The amount of exercise you need to lose weight is more than you think and you have to do at least that amount, if not more, to maintain that weight loss. Helpful, isnt it?
Obviously, the exercise isn't an exact science. Even those of us who exercise regularly are constantly adjusting our workouts, schedules, calories and whatnot to keep some kind of balance going. To show just how different we all are, I'd like you to vote in this week's poll about your exercise habits and then leave a comment telling us how much you exercise. How much does it really take for you to lose weight and/or maintain that weight loss?