I’ve written extensively about this in The 21-Day Exercise Challenge; if you’re set on losing weight, exercise is going to be an integral part of your plan.
Exercise is one of the best and easiest ways to take control of your health, improve your appearance, your immune system, your sleep quality and mood, your strength and your ability to make and achieve goals.
While it’s possible to lose weight on a calorie deficit alone, you will have much greater success combining that with an appropriate exercise routine.
Waaaah! Why can’t I just diet and forget about the exercise part? For pretty much the last few decades, it’s been acceptable (for women especially!) to just eat less to lose weight and …well, that’s all really. Since the focus was on appearances and not health, it didn’t really matter if you were “skinny fat” or had poor muscle definition.