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Losing weight WITHOUT exercise

lucky2702lucky2702 Posts: 20Member Member Posts: 20Member Member
Any success stories on losing weight without exercise?
All i've done is cut out all drinks besides water, green tea and coffee, no take out, no fatty foods, no sweets. And i'm already starting to feel better, I'm on day 7.

Was just wondering if anyone managed too lose weight and get to their goal weight just by eating better and less?

Current weight: 74KGS.
Goal weight: 50KGS
Height: 160cm.
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  • MomjoggerMomjogger Posts: 750Member Member Posts: 750Member Member
    I agree that you can exercise without dieting and not lose weight. I can’t diet without exercise and lose weight though. I think maybe because exercise allows for wiggle room calorie wise. I know some people can and do lose weight without exercise. I think if you’re really active you probably don’t need to exercise, but I’m not super active or energetic normally, so I need to exercise to burn more.
  • leonard41704leonard41704 Posts: 24Member, Premium Member Posts: 24Member, Premium Member
    I’ve lost 30lbs since the 4th of July. It was all diet and no exercise. I’m not on any special diet. Half the time, I eat OMAD which is dinner between 5-7. I may eat a small lunch or snack during the day if I feel like it. Some days are HPLC. Some are HPLF. Some are HCHF. The only time that my macros really matter, is the day after my cheat day. It’ll be HPHF. My starting weight was at 360,...or just below it. I’m now at 328. My next short term goal is 320 by the end of this month. My ultimate goal is 300. People say, 300??? The reason is because I am 6’6” tall, to start. I carry a lot of muscle mass. Even when I was at 360-370, I was carrying 250 lbs of muscle mass. I was strength training and doing cardio while being on these high calorie diets. I didn’t lose any weight. Maybe 10lbs on average over the course of a year and a half. I could tell that I was gaining too much muscle. My body was tight all the time. So I quit working out all together for a while. Since then, my body feels more functional. Since I started losing the 30lbs,...I can tell that my body feels much better than it has in a long time. As far as meals go,...I still do takeouts and sweets every now and then. I just make sure that they fit within my caloric plan.
  • PepperponyPepperpony Posts: 25Member Member Posts: 25Member Member
    I lost 50 lbs without exercising. I’ve started exercising though because I hit a plateau.
  • koalathebearkoalathebear Posts: 167Member Member Posts: 167Member Member
    lucky2702 wrote: »
    Any success stories on losing weight without exercise?
    All i've done is cut out all drinks besides water, green tea and coffee, no take out, no fatty foods, no sweets. And i'm already starting to feel better, I'm on day 7.

    Was just wondering if anyone managed too lose weight and get to their goal weight just by eating better and less?

    Current weight: 74KGS.
    Goal weight: 50KGS
    Height: 160cm.

    You can definitely lose it without exercise, it's just slower I think and less fun in the sense that, the additional exercise meant that I could eat more of what I liked instead of just cutting back food/eating things I might not like so much. If I stuck to my original minimum calorie budget with deficit, I could only eat very low calorie food. Doing the exercise means that I've still been able to lose the weight despite still eating all my favourite yummy foods, which has made the journey a bit more bearable/enjoyable.

    Also, given your height, 50kg seems a bit low. I'm 150cm tall, I started out at 86.6kg in early Jan this year. My initial goal was 50kg because of my height, but after I'd lost around 20kg, I decided that I'd probably reassess at the 54-55kg mark. I hit 54.7kg today and intend to go into maintenance because if I lose any more, I think I'll start looking a bit gaunt. Depends on what you are after I suppose but 50kg is actually quite light! Maybe do what I've done and work towards that goal in the first instance but perhaps reevaluate at the 58kg mark or something and see how you feel?
  • samhenningssamhennings Posts: 443Member Member Posts: 443Member Member
    lucky2702 wrote: »
    Any success stories on losing weight without exercise?
    All i've done is cut out all drinks besides water, green tea and coffee, no take out, no fatty foods, no sweets. And i'm already starting to feel better, I'm on day 7.

    Was just wondering if anyone managed too lose weight and get to their goal weight just by eating better and less?

    Current weight: 74KGS.
    Goal weight: 50KGS
    Height: 160cm.

    I lost all my weight purely through diet, no exercise.

    However, I was not happy with the results. I had become the definition of skinny-fat and felt terrible about myself.

    THEN I ended up going to the gym, and over time did a recomp and was ultimately much happier.

    So while it is absolutely possible to lose the weight you want with diet alone, you might want to consider the body shape you have/want as well - exercise may be necessary to achieve your goals.

  • donnadee1984donnadee1984 Posts: 39Member Member Posts: 39Member Member
    I’ve lost 30lbs since the 4th of July. It was all diet and no exercise. I’m not on any special diet. Half the time, I eat OMAD which is dinner between 5-7. I may eat a small lunch or snack during the day if I feel like it. Some days are HPLC. Some are HPLF. Some are HCHF. The only time that my macros really matter, is the day after my cheat day. It’ll be HPHF. My starting weight was at 360,...or just below it. I’m now at 328. My next short term goal is 320 by the end of this month. My ultimate goal is 300. People say, 300??? The reason is because I am 6’6” tall, to start. I carry a lot of muscle mass. Even when I was at 360-370, I was carrying 250 lbs of muscle mass. I was strength training and doing cardio while being on these high calorie diets. I didn’t lose any weight. Maybe 10lbs on average over the course of a year and a half. I could tell that I was gaining too much muscle. My body was tight all the time. So I quit working out all together for a while. Since then, my body feels more functional. Since I started losing the 30lbs,...I can tell that my body feels much better than it has in a long time. As far as meals go,...I still do takeouts and sweets every now and then. I just make sure that they fit within my caloric plan.

    Can you give me tips to build muscle wirhout looseing weight x
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