Exercise is key

PUBLISHED: 12:50 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:33 26 October 2009

Chris in full flow

Chris in full flow

WHEN it comes to losing weight, the maths is pretty simple: just burn more calories than you consume. To lose one pound of fat in one week you need a deficit of 3,500 calories – which works out at 500 a day, every day. The recommended number of calories

WHEN it comes to losing weight, the maths is pretty simple: just burn more

calories than you consume.

To lose one pound of fat in one week you need a deficit of 3,500 calories - which works out at 500 a day, every day.

The recommended number of calories your body needs to function each day is 2,500 for men and 2,000 for women.

So if you want the pounds to plummet, it doesn't take Einstein to work out how many calories you should eat.

Of course, it's a lot more difficult in practice.

But people on slimming drives can help their cause greatly with a bit of exercise.

And that is exactly what has helped my weight to, quite literally, drop off.

To say I've gone a little on the obsessive side with my exercise regime is probably a bit of an understatement.

Getting up in the mornings for another action-packed day on the WHT newsdesk used to be a mission in itself.

But nowadays - well, a couple of times a week - my alarm has been going off at 6am so I can factor in a workout at the gym beforehand.

Yikes!

But that's not all.

Running is back on the agenda, after a self-imposed lay-off after last year's marathon.

And there's also the aerobics class that follows the weekly weigh-in at my Rosemary Conley class, at Monk's Walk School in WGC.

With all this exercise, I'm surprised I actually have any time to eat anything!

But it's certainly had the desired effect. Find out more in next week's WHT.

n The Rosemary Conley franchise is run in WGC by Lindsey Peters. You can find out more about her classes by calling 01707 334229 or email lindsey.peters@rosemaryconley.com


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