Exercise

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  1. ThinLizzy

    ThinLizzy Wants to be a yummy mummy

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    Do you HAVE to exercise for the atkins diet to work?
     
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  3. StephenP

    StephenP Mines a V&T Please

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    all helps not a bad thing to start 3 x a week for me 1hr a time
     
  4. athenagold

    athenagold Carbs are Evil

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    The book recommends starting exercise after the first two weeks, I guess when it all slows down you would see bigger losses with exercise as well x
     
  5. girlygirl1

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    Dr. Atkins himself said - 'Exercise is non-negotiable.' He meant it! It is important to keep the metabolism boosted as well as to keep fit in general and tone-up flabby, underused muscles.

    If you have always been active and done a lot of walking you should continue. If however like many of us you had a sedentary, even couch-potato lifestyle then it would be wise to up your activity levels. You feel better and usually lose weight faster.

    Funnily enough I am on an exercise blitz right now to try to break a stall. I exercised for a total of two hours yesterday in three 'bursts' of 45 minutes, 45 minutes and 30 minutes. I have arthritic knee joints so I have to be careful. I will concentrate on walking today and some gentle jogging on the spot, later - maybe add a bit of vigorous dancing to fave CD tracks!

    I will soon slow down to one hour a day, every day. Gotta watch those knees! But even a 20-minute effort every single day soon begins to pay off.

    Good luck! It's hard to get started but once you do, you will even start to enjoy it.
     
  6. Jonsgirl80

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    Well I have to confess I dont do much exersise.

    I do two and a half hours ice skating every sunday - which is a lot more energetic than it looks and some weekends I take my little boy to the giant play gym.

    Other than that I just do normal walking about, climbing stairs, and the general running about that all mummies with young children do.

    my intentions are good and I know I really should but I just never seem to get around to exersising - my excuse to myself is that I'm too busy.

    My losses havent been great and I think thats down to no exercise but I'm willing to live with it as I'm still losing - If my losses slow even further I might think again
     
  7. xx Cathy xx

    xx Cathy xx Bye Bye Huge Bottom!

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    I just bought one of them shake weights for the bingo wings but I can't do it for laughing. I know I'm being very immature but couldn't do the dvd workout without sniggering like a school-kid. If you've not seen one go on youtube and type in "Shake Weight" then tell me you didn't laugh!
     
  8. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

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    I didn't but I'm sure it works better if you do. :)
     
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