Episode 105: Is Exercise Necessary For Weight Loss?

March 18, 2020

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Episode Overview

Balance365 co-founder Annie and coach Michelle are here to bust some myths about exercise and weight loss. Not only will you learn that exercise doesn’t necessarily have huge benefits solely for weight loss, but you’ll hear about all the other amazing benefits it has for your body and mind. Plus, you’ll learn how to easily incorporate exercise into your daily life or find movement you love, even if you’re not super stoked about hitting the gym.

What You’ll Hear in this Episode

  • How you may not need to exercise to lose weight, but how exercise can be beneficial in other ways
  • How much you need to exercise to burn off calories (spoiler alert: it’s a lot)
  • The problems with “earn and burn” mentality
  • How exercise can actually make you more hungry
  • How you can create boundaries with gyms and fitness instructions that are too focused on weight loss
  • “NEAT” or non exercise activity thermogenesis
  • The “healthy halo effect”
  • How your relationship with exercise and your relationship with food can peacefully coexist



Download a copy of this episode’s transcript here.


10/10 Recommend to family, friends, & clients 

Sound advice, presented in an easy to understand, approachable way. As a woman, mom, wife, daughter, friend, and Registered Dietitian - I recommend this podcast to everyone including my clients. I'm a huge fan of Balance365.  Keep it up ladies! Your friend, @dietitianchels :)


Outlook shifted 

Since listening to this podcast (and being part of the Facebook group(s) of B365), my whole outlook on myself, my body, my wellness, my worth has changed for the better. I thank these ladies for showing me another way to be in this world. I no longer obsess over my weight or food. I very much look forward to each podcast released!


My Morning Coffee Date 

Especially in 2020, having a little positivity is so important. Every time I listen to this podcast, not only do I have a smile on my face, I discover something about myself. And I consider myself to have a whole hell of a lot of self-awareness to begin with! It's almost cliche to say this now but it truly feels like you're having coffee with girlfriends!