Do I have to exercise while on the diet?
No. Exercise is not a mandatory part of the program. While vigorous exercise may increase the amount of weight you lose it is not a significant increase and is not recommended due to the low caloric intake. Vigorous exercise can lead to exhaustion and significantly increases hunger which will ultimately only lead to discouragement and frustration. If you are already accustomed to exercising at a certain level and would like to continue, do so, but do not over do it. Pay attention to your bodys response. Scale down the intensity of the workouts if: (1) you dont have the energy to get through it; (2) you start feeling ill or light headed; (3) you gain weight the next day; or (4) you don''t have the energy to get through the day after you work out. Our suggestion for those who want to exercise is that you walk for 20 to 30 minutes daily. Walking is great exercise and contributes to your health in a variety of ways. It helps relieve stress, keeps the bowels moving, conditions your cardiovascular system, and encourages better blood/oxygen circulation. When you are finished with the program you can then pick up the intensity of your exercise routines.