BG2: Focus on what you eat, not the exercise

8 5 13 tired BackwardsPhysical fitness is very good for you, but don’t expect to drop much weight just because you go for a long walk every day.

I have a pretty sedentary life in general, and I can lose weight sitting here at a keyboard.  Over the last few days, I’ve been extremely active, I’ve been up and down stairs hundreds of times, and I’ve been really pumping the heart for hours on end.

Weigh-in today?  0.2 more.

I still had no breakfast and a small lunch during those days, but we ate a few high calorie dinners.  Result:  whatever progress I may have made by being on my feet all day was negated by just one meal.

Of course, the standard disclaimer applies:  your body may react differently to mine.

But the lesson here is that even if you’ve been unusually active for a few days, don’t expect to see it on the scales, especially if you drop your guard when eating.

In my case, I really must not slip up taking my body out of fat burning mode.  (by switching from low carb to high carb)

Tomorrow we’ll be reporting for the end of Week 3, and I see some of the BG2-ers are already 3 or 4 weeks away from reaching their target weight!

Others, like yours truly, still have at least half a year ahead, so if you want to join, feel free to drop me an email and I’ll give you access to the spreadsheet.

– Pete

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