Fat Loss Lie #9: If you eat the right diet, you can lose fat permanently without exercise.
A full-page ad in a recent issue of the National Enquirer featured this headline:
“Lose up to 2 pounds daily… Without Exercise.”
Yeah right! And you’ll make a million dollars a day too…without working! That’s a whopper of a lie if I’ve ever heard one.
Trying to lose fat without exercising is like trying to sit on a chair without four legs. If one leg is missing, your chair is going to fall over. An effective fat burning program must have four crucial components:
1. Aerobic exercise
2. A nutritious diet with a mild calorie deficit
3. Weight training
4. Goal setting and motivation
It is extremely difficult (if not impossible) to lose fat permanently without exercise. If anyone ever tries to sell you a program for losing fat without exercise, hold on to your wallet and run for cover.
Even if it was possible to get lean without exercise, you should be working out for your health anyway, not just for cosmetic reasons