Weight loss with NO CARDIO? Yes, it DOES work!

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If you’re overweight, perhaps lacking energy and suffering from low self-esteem, it can be a big ask to get the sneakers on and go jogging.

From that state of mind and body, following some of the weight loss plans out there can seem like climbing Everest.

In fact, my experience and the statistics tell the same story — it’s simply not going to work. So what to do?

Want to lose weight without doing cardio?

Well, it is, in fact, very do-able. I know many people who’ve done it.

Cardio is a factor in weight loss. One of many factors that can improve your results, but it’s not that you can’t lose weight without it — you can…

The main factor is an energy deficit — you’ve simply got to take in less energy than you burn and you’ll lose weight. No surprises there.

But it’s got to be the right amount less energy — too much less and you’ll find it hard to stick to, as well as risk metabolic slow-down and muscle loss. Too little less and you won’t see satisfactory results for your efforts.

So, get your energy input just right — that’s key to the Happy Guide weight loss plan.

Experts and angles

We have lots of different experts saying it’s not about calories. I’ve got to tell you — that’s just an angle. Yes it’s true that protein has a higher “thermic effect,” yes, rotating macro-nutrients can confuse your body into losing more weight but…

Successful long term weight loss means changing your habits, period. Doing weird diets that you can’t continue for life doesn’t cut it. Everyone I know that’s tried diets that promise rapid weight loss have regained all the weight, without exception. That’s a waste of time, effort, money and self-belief.

To lose weight successfully, you have to make your diet a no-brainer, not have a complex program to follow.

Anyway, I’m getting off the point here…

No cardio required

Successful long term weight loss doesn’t necessarily involve cardio. Number one is “Get your energy input just right” and so that may or may not involve cardio. It’s up to you.

Cardio will however, improve your chances. Because for example, if you wanted a calorie deficit of 500, it’s easy to see that cutting 250 calories from your diet and doing 250 in exercise will be easier to stick to than cutting the whole 500 from your diet.

But doing it by diet alone WILL work. In fact, one of my most successful clients found it very easy to lose weight without cardio.

Of course, cardio is just plain good for you. We should all be exercising to improve our health, our mood, our sleep — just about everything improves when you exercise. But you don’t have to do it to lose weight.

Snowballs and hills

Change is about snowballs and hills. You get the ball rolling and the ball gets bigger and bigger and rolls faster and faster. Pretty soon you’ll be wanting to exercise. I think you will — because we all want the best for ourselves — to look and feel as good as we can.

But if you want to get your ball rolling without it, that’s good. Getting the ball rolling is the important thing.

The popular diets on the market force you to change it all at once, and that’s largely the reason they fail for around 98% of dieters. It’s not going to happen. We like our comfort zones too much for that to work.

Start the ball rolling and there’s a very good chance you’ll want to do some cardio. Then you’ll want to eat more healthily and so-on…

Keep it real

Happy Guide has all the tips and tricks you’ll need for painless long term weight loss. The diet and weight loss plan in Happy Guide is easy to understand, simple to do and easy to fit into your life!

It has all the tools you need for successful change. I guarantee you’ll be able to lose weight and keep it off for good.

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Michael Kinnaird is the author of Happy Guide, the result of a 20 year exploration into what works for health and happiness.

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5 thoughts on “Weight loss with NO CARDIO? Yes, it DOES work!

  1. My own weight loss was substantially non-cardio. It was instead, largely the result of a diet lower in calories over an extended time along with a dose of determination to see the digital scales show smaller numbers! Exercise has been the best thing I’ve ever done to keep my remaining body look tight and to stop it from sagging! Cardio to bring about weight loss is over rated.


  2. Hi,

    I think your blog is terrific, and I would like to feature you on Wellsphere. Would you drop me an email?

    Good health!

    Geoffrey W. Rutledge, MD, PhD


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