Can You Lose Weight Without Exercise?
Absolutely. Would I recommend skipping exercise and not being physically active on a regular basis? Absolutely not, as exercise has so many benefits outside of losing weight.
But, if I had to give a simple yes or no answer to the question of whether or not you can lose weight without exercising on a daily basis, the answer would be yes.
I’m not going to leave it as a simple yes or no answer, though.
If you’re new here, please know that losing weight is just a matter of calories in versus calories out. Your body already burns a certain amount of calories on a daily basis without an active effort from you to burn additional calories (exercise). As long as you watch your calories and limit your food intake, you could sit around all day watching Dr. Phil in your underwear and still lose a considerable amount of weight to a point.
Again, I wouldn’t recommend it (especially the Dr. Phil part), but you could.
Don’t mistake this post as your ticket to skip the gym this week. This post is for the folks that I hear from and about who don’t try to lose weight because they can’t exercise for whatever reason. Whether it’s a valid excuse like a recent injury or something usually bogus like not having enough time (have you seen how little I sleep?) is irrelevant.
All I know is that not being able to exercise isn’t an excuse not to try to lose weight.
At the end of the day, you absolutely can and will lose weight by only counting calories, even if you can’t exercise and burn them at the moment.