Losing weight on food alone- zero exercise (due to disability)

phinners Posts: 524 Member
Anyone trying to lose weight on just their diet, with zero exercise - for me this is due to pain & disability.

Anyone else? Hows it going for you?


  • MsHarryWinston
    MsHarryWinston Posts: 1,027 Member
    Completely doable. You don’t need exercise in order to lose weight, you just need to eat fewer calories than you burn, and you burn calories simply by being alive.
  • Stickyfingaz85
    Stickyfingaz85 Posts: 2 Member
    i lost almost 10 stone with no exercise. i started from a very high weight and exercise was pretty much not happening ..just ate a controlled diet .so as above says its definitely doable :)
  • manderson27
    manderson27 Posts: 3,510 Member
    I have lost 23 pounds without exercise. I have Osteoarthritis which is actually getting better with the weight loss. So hoping to add in exercise so I can eat more. :)
  • seska422
    seska422 Posts: 3,217 Member
    edited August 2018
    I lost almost all of my excess weight (~130 pounds of the ~145 that I've lost this time around) without exercise.

    I don't like varying my calories so I experimented to find a comfortable calorie intake amount that was lower than the intake estimate for my goal weight and stuck to that for a couple of years. As I approached my goal weight, I added some walking and I've kept that up throughout maintenance so far.
  • elsie6hickman
    elsie6hickman Posts: 3,864 Member
    Would you be able to do chair exercises? When you sit in a chair and just do some things with your arms? I can imagine your situation, because I have fibromyalgia and all of last year I was in terrible pain. Good luck to you! Clearly some people have had success. We'll look for you under success stories at some point!!
  • phinners
    phinners Posts: 524 Member
    Thanks all great to hear your stories, you’re all clearly on the ball with things x