You can exercise for hours, but if your daily calorie intake from food is more than your body’s daily calorie need, you will not lose weight. To lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than your body burns. By doing this, your body will start burning its stored energy, or fat, to make up the energy difference. Exercising will increase your body’s daily energy demand, but to lose weight, you still need to take in fewer calories.
Walking 30 minutes a day for 28 days will not have any noticeable impact on your fat loss.
Combine this activity with proper nutrition and you will see noticeable results. Add adequate rest and sleep, cut stressful situations and you see even more results.
Walking is awesome activity for everyone.
If that’s the only change you make to your lifestyle, not much.
Maybe not anything. People tend to compensate – if you start walking 30 minutes every morning, you may move less for the rest of the day, and eat more.
If you want to lose weight and become healthier
- Forget about 30 day deadlines. Make sustainable changes that will have a cumulative effect rather than going for an immediate win.
- Change your diet. Try keeping a food diary to track what exactly you eat, including portion sizes, and use that to identify and eliminate unhealthy foods. Don’t cut everything out at once – aim for steady, unspectacular progress
- Exercise. Start with 30 minutes walking if that’s where you’re at. Build from that to a couch to 5k programme, or take up swimming, or weight-lifting, or soccer… whatever you enjoy and will get you sweaty and out of breath for a couple of hours a week.
Assuming you eat the same way then a 30 minute walk leads to say a 250 calorie burn then over the course of 28 days you will lose about 2 lbs roughly assuming all things stay constant. If you want to lose more then look at your nutrition, be in a caloric deficit if weight loss is the primary concern. Eat quality foods. Also sleep better. This will help you lose weight faster.