Exercise During the Induction Phase and More

Brenda asked: â??Hello, my name is Brenda and I am just starting on induction. I want to work out and was thinking about buying a treadmill, but I have a couple of questions. First, I’ve heard some people say that you shouldn’t exercise when on the Atkins diet. Is that true? Second, if I can, what would be a good, inexpensive treadmill to buy? I’m not looking for a fancy treadmill or anything, just something good and cheap. Thanks.â?

Hello Brenda. You brought up and excellent question and congrats on your eagerness to get Atkins diet started. First off, exercising is an essential element to any diet or any personâ??s way of life. It is no different on the Atkins Diet. If you expect to lose weight and drop the extra calories it is essential to exercise. Just remember, during the Induction phase of the Atkins Diet, you need to make sure you consume no less then 1800 calories a day.

If you should happen to consume to many calories or eat items not in the Inductions meal plan, then you should exercise if you expect to keep those calories from turning into more weight. The Atkins Diet simply calls for a healthy and balanced lifestyle between eating habits and everyday routines. The treadmill is a great idea if you want something easy at home, but why not save a little extra cash and do it all yourself. Enjoy some time alone and walk around the block once or twice.

Lets say for example, you are 180 pounds and walk at a slow steady pace for twenty minutes, you would lose approximately 70 calories. In other words, for every ten pounds you weigh, you will burn 4 calories walking 20 minutes. If you walk for an hour, for every ten pounds you weigh, you will lose approximately 10 calories.

Either way, whether you walk outside or purchase a treadmill, it will ultimately provide the same result. But, if you must have a treadmill, any cheap one that runs will work. Hope this helps. Good Luck!!!

7 Responses to “Exercise During the Induction Phase and More”

  1. vincygina says:

    dear mark thanks for all your tips have not tried all your menuls only second week on atkins love getting your e-mails only had p.c. for a few weeks getting use to it i do 15 mints walk every morning very hard at 313lbs @69 years old but it dose work lost 9lbs first week !! swimming helps as well if you are very much over weight once again thanks for all your tips hope to be one of the winers in next 2 years.

  2. Florence says:

    Hi my name is flo, I lost 13 lbs in 2 weeks on Atkins induction. I am looking forward to seeing more come off, even at a slower pace. Thank you Atkins.

  3. Florence says:

    Yes, I do exercise during my day. I can’t do vigeruos exercise, but I walk. It really seems to be working for me. Keep up the exercise Brenda, It really helps.

  4. Brenda says:

    Thanks, everyone! I have been walking a lot more lately and I’m definitely seeing the results. I’m still shopping around for a treadmill, but walking around the neighborhood is very nice too. Thanks again!


  5. dot says:

    just started akins diet, what can I actually eat? my book in not clear on this…

  6. Chris says:

    Hey Dot! Welcome to our site! There is plenty of information out there for you to get your hands on. In fact, we have Dr. Atkins book for Atkins Dieters in our online bookstore. On the right of this page you can find the link. There are plenty of resources there for you to get your hands on. Good luck and stick with it!

  7. Erin says:

    My concern is that at 195 lbs and 40 years old, if I don’t do some hardcore training, my excess skin will just lay there after weight lose. Any thoughts?

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