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As the Chief Dieter and CEO of Plan Z (a food-based diet with no exercise required), I must admit, I'm a little biased about this subject. For the last 10 years, I've been helping dieters all over the country lose weight without exercise. For example, many dieters come to us with joint pain, or they have knee replacement surgery in their future. Their doctor tells them before they can have the surgery, they'll need to lose 30 pounds. But how do you lose 30 pounds without exercise? That's what Plan Z is for.

If you are deciding what weight loss program to start in January, and have mobility issues (or are too busy for a gym membership) I want you to know you're not alone. We help thousands of people successfully lose weight without having to exercise. Intrigued? Here are seven reasons not to renew your gym membership this year:

1. Exercise really doesn’t help you lose weight; unless you do a LOT of it.

You almost have to make exercise a part-time job in order to see big losses. One study showed that women over 40 years old who do moderate exercise 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week, will maintain their weight -- but they won’t lose weight.

2. Exercise makes you hungry.

An hour of cycling on an exercise bike for a 190 lb person will burn off 689 calories. Get off that bike and hit the nut bowl...and you’re doomed. One cup of cocktail peanuts will set you back 828 calories. People have a tendency to munch when they are done exercising. Even one of those little teeny chocolate-covered peanut butter power bars will have over 200 calories and after a tough workout, most people don’t grab that as their reward treat. And don’t get me started on quenching your post-exercise thirst with a beer.

 

3. You can get just as much benefit from doing short sprints in your driveway.

The PACE Program written by Dr. Sears suggests that short sprints that work your heart are much better for you than running at a moderate speed all over the neighborhood. That's a free workout without having to pay for a gym membership...

Read the full column at PlanZDiet.com

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