Exercise Not Needed.

banner4It is well know that people  who insisted on exercising vigorously while on the MedSlim Weight Loss program often overate because of exercise-induced hunger, stalling weight loss or even leading to weight gain. This statement does not mean that all exercise is forbidden, just not necessary.

Exercise is not forbidden but must be undertaken with great care during the program. Deliberate workouts should be tailored to each individual’s capabilities. Each person will have a different level of fitness, different strengths, different preferences, and different abilities.

Someone with a body that is already accustomed to intense exercise will be able to handle exercise much more easily than one who is very out of shape. A fit body will not sustain as much muscle loss from exercise that a non-fit body would.

In general it is good to take a very cautious approach to exercise while on our program. Your food intake being reduced, will leave little fuel for your body to use to power your muscles during exercise. Fat will be released and metabolized for energy, but carbohydrates are a much more easily and quickly metabolized fuel. They are the body’s main source of energy especially during very intense and very long duration exercise. Without them, exhaustion and fatigue occur much more quickly, often along with dizziness and shortness of breath. Another side effect of lack of carbohydrates during vigorous exercise is an extremely strong feeling of hunger, usually with cravings for carbohydrate-laden foods. All of this can work together synergistically against you. An exhausted, light-headed person has a much harder time resisting the body’s increased demands for carbohydrate rich foods!

If you are used to intense exercise already, you can try to continue with what your are doing, but most likely you will lack the necessary energy and/or will not recover as quickly as usual while on our program. If you are not used to intense exercise, do not attempt now!

If you are used to light or moderate exercise, you may continue as before, possibly shortening the duration or intensity of your workouts as necessary. As with intense exercisers, watch for overtraining and energy levels. Dial down your training if you see any signs of it.

If you are not used to exercise, now is probably not the best time to start.