Wrong question. ;)
The best way to lose weight is to set a goal for how often you want to work out; choose something you can stick to, and enjoy, and a schedule that's achievable but challenging. For many people just starting out, this might be walking for 10 minutes per day, 5 days a week. If that's too easy, start at 30 minutes per day. Choose an exercise you enjoy.
Then, you'll adjust your calories EATEN to the amount of calories you burn. You always adjust your food to your activity, not the other way around. The more you exercise, the more you will need to eat to compensate for that, but your goal for weight loss will always be the same. Depending on how much you have to lose, you can lose between 1-2 pounds safely per week. The less you have to lose, the less you can afford to lose weekly. According to your ticker, you've got about 50 pounds to lose, yes? That means you can aim for 2 lbs per week comfortably.
That means you're going to aim for the same calorie deficit whether you're sedentary or working out intensely 7 days a week. Exercise just means you can eat more and still lose weight. ;)
However, exercise is crucial for good health; you'll have a stronger, healthier body, and will burn calories faster and more easily if you exercise than through diet alone.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 2/4/2014 (11:13)
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
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