The body fat you lose through exercise and diet can be easily regained if you interrupt your exercise program, even if you keep dieting. So do your best to stick to your program. After you’ve lost all you want to and have quit dieting, continuing to exercise, research shows, helps maintain your weight loss.
A one-year follow-up study looked at a group of eight women who had lost weight in a supervised medical program. During the program, they had exercised at least 9. 0 minutes per day, including a 25- to 45-minute jog or run. A year after the program, no longer dieting but eating an average of about 1,6. 00 calories a day and continuing to exercise in the form of running, aerobic dancing or jazz dancing, they maintained their weight loss. They also maintained good cardiovascular health and normal cholesterol levels.