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Not Enough Exercise

"I wasn't so heavy when I was younger. What happened?"

You answered:
"I used to be able to eat anything I want. But then when I got older I gained weight."
"I used to be very active physically, but now I do very little exercise of any kind."

Here's what you need to know:

You have a couple of things going for you

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  • First, you used to be able to eat anything you wanted. That means you have good genes.
  • If you had bad genes you would have been heavy even when you were young. People with bad genes gain weight very easily.
  • Second, you used to be active, so you have muscle memory.
  • You may not be getting enough exercise now, but you were active in the past. Your body remembers that.
  • So it shouldn't be too hard for you to have successful weight loss. Follow the links on this page for a lot more helpful information...

You never forget how to ride a bike

It's like learning to ride a bicycle or ski. You might not do it for years, but when you try it you can do it again.

It's the same for almost any other physical activity. If you never did anything physical in your whole life it would be much harder now to start. Not impossible, but not easy.

But you have muscle memory. So any sort of exercise program is much easier for you than for someone who was never active.

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Your body changes

In a way it is "natural" to gain weight as you get older. You are not growing anymore, so you don't need as many calories.

But you don't have to get fat.

So what should you do? The easiest and best thing is to start becoming more active.

Do something fun. Remember games used to be fun? They still can be.

Play some racketball. Go swimming. Go running. Or just take a walk.

Any of these will speed up your metabolism and burn the fat.

And you'll have to watch what you eat.

Look out for hidden calories, like cream in your coffee.

Look out for hollow calories, like Coke and other soft drinks.

And look out for massive restaurant portions, such as a 2000 calorie "all I had was a salad."

When you do this you will be able to keep a good healthy weight for the rest of your life!

These questions will guide you to personalized help with your weight. Click here to return to the beginning of the questions to start over.

Where to start:

There is a lot of information on this site. The links below will get you off to a good start.

Most popular pages:

These are some of our most popular pages. They are also some of the most helpful if you are finally ready to lose weight.

You can always reach us:

  • 28960 US Highway 19 North, Suite 115
  • Clearwater, FL 33761
  • (727) 771-8282

  • Or to use our contact form click here.

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