I'm an extremely lazy person but realise that i am going to have to exercise. I want to do an exercise that burns fat but doesn't build too much muscle. Can anyone recommend anything?
Muscle makes you weigh less
For every extra pound of muscle you build, you can burn about 60 extra calories a day.
You honestly, truly, can't build muscle on a VLCD. It's more likely that you retained water because when you exercise you have to drink quite a lot extra (more than most people realise) in order to rehydrate. You should be drinking extra before, during and after a workout. Weigh yourself before and after you work out and for each kilo you have lost during your exercise session, you should drink a litre and a half of water (this is on top of your recommended daily intake, and on top of any extra water you might have had during your workout).Really? I remember one week when i only lost a 1.5lbs i told my LLC that i was disapointed because i had exercised really hard that week and she told me i had to remember that muscle weighs more than fat!