Can you lose weight without exercising?

Yes you can. Simple as that.

So some people opt to lose weight without exercising, that’s do-able. A sensible calorie deficit even without exercising will help people lose weight.

Because you’re not exercising, the body will require less calories compared to when you exercise a few times a week. Again it’s do-able but if you like food then it’s going to make your journey a lot harder.

The flip side to this is if you lose all the weight you wanted without picking up a single dumbbell, then you need to think what you will look like once you have lost that weight, as there would be sufficient muscle tissue present.

Lots of people want that ‘toned’ look, which is good to have that goal, but to get to that goal you need to exercise and increase your lean muscle tissue. After all, the higher amount of lean muscle tissue our body has, the more calories we can burn.

So to summarise,‘losing weight’ and being ‘toned’ are two different outcomes. If you want to just lose weight and not worry about looking leaner then diet alone will be ok for you, but if you want to get that lean look, you will need to do some exercise and lift some weights alongside your diet.

Team ‘On The Go Nutrition’