We are reminded every day that obesity is an epidemic. We need to watch our eating and exercise more to maintain weight. It sounds easy, right?
But it isn't. Life is hectic, temptation is everywhere, and eating is such a big part of socializing, it's almost impossible to stay on track What is the solution? You have probably heard that running is the best way to lose weight. It burns the most calories; is good for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being; and is relatively low-cost. But just how much do you have to run to actually lose weight?
If you want to lose body fat, you need to maintain a calorie deficit while increasing your exercise and strength training. However, lower body fat does not necessarily mean a lower body weight; muscle is heavier than fat, meaning you need to decide what the priority is with your weight-loss goals.