Is exercise a must to lose weight?
Exercise isn’t as important for your weight as what you eat and your genetics. People who lose weight and keep it off long term, report exercising regularly. But as far as short-term weight loss benefits go, that’s where things get a little bit tricky.
Why am I gaining weight when I’m eating less and working out?
Glycogen or sugar that your muscle cells convert to glucose is the energy source for your muscles. When you exercise regularly, your body stores more glycogen to fuel that exercise. Stored in water, glycogen has to bind with water as part of the process to fuel the muscle. That water adds a small amount of weight, too.
Where do you lose weight first?
Generally weight loss is most noticeable early on in areas where there is little fat, such as the clavicles. Women tend to lose weight all over, and experience fat loss first in their belly, breasts, and arms. Generally the last area they lose weight is from their lower body (hips and thighs).