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princessh88 posted:
i'm wondering if these videos are as effective as people say they are. i recently started a walk away the pounds video. walking 5miles(according to the video) 5x a week
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Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
Videos can be motivating and fun, and of course, you have to use them for them regularly for them to be effective. As for weight loss, the thing about it is that to lose you must burn fewer calories than you consume no matter how much exercise you do. Even if you run a marathon every day you will not lose weight if you consume more calories than you burn. So if you're not losing even though you're using the video, then you are consuming more calories than you burn, even if you think you're not. In fact, research shows that people can under estimate their calorie intake by as much as 40% to 50%.

If you have questions about losing weight or exercise, feel free to post back.

Take care, Rich


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