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How can I make my exercise more effective to lose weight?

Hi, I'm getting married in early March and really want to lose 4-7 pounds. I already am quite active (gym classes pump/spin etc approx 4 times a week and almost daily dog walks/runs). How can I make the exercise I do more effective as my body has adjusted to this level of activity and my weight is constant. Thanks


Our expert says...



Congratulations on the forthcoming wedding, to maximise your weight loss given your current activity levels I suggest you consider the following:


- Keep the variety of classes you do (the choice of classes you are doing are good ones so just ensure you continue to alternate between spin and body pump as offer different workouts to the body).


- Ensure the quality of your exercise by pushing yourself within each class, i.e. go for that extra pedal rev or that deeper squat while trying to keep your abdominals in for the whole class.


- You could consider a personal trainer as the sophisticated formatting of their exercise programming together with their motivation allows people to maximise calorie burning and achieve far greater intensities and body shape changes in a small period of time.


- Try a faster walk with the dog – i.e. power walk where you have previously been walking, so again you are simply upping the intensity.


- Don’t forget that your exercise could still providing effects benefits but your nutrition must be as disciplined and strict to achieve weight loss, so ensure you aren’t allowing little snacks or certain foods to affect your daily balance.


Hope this helps,



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