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Treadmill- is it any good to help lose weight

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MollynAlly Wed 18-Nov-20 22:46:09

I need to loose 2st- I am the heaviest eversadI work from home, at my desk all day except about an hour of walk with my dog in the mornings and evenings (30 min each- my dog is so small she gets tired) and I am very lazy I can't be bothered with DVDs etc I tried many times didn't work. I am counting calories now on lose it app and looking at ways to up my exercise- thinking of getting a treadmill to help with my weight loss journey-
Do you think it works?
Any brand recommendations?

Thanks 😊

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PurpleDaisies Wed 18-Nov-20 22:49:30

In my bitter experience, if you’re lazy doing other stuff, chances are you’ll be lazy using the treadmill too. It may well become a very expensive clothes hanger.

Could you try running outdoors first to see if you like running?

Weight loss is massively down to diet.

DramaAlpaca Wed 18-Nov-20 22:54:17

It'll make you fitter but it'll only work for weight loss if you modify your diet as well (sadly).

Treadmills are great if you feel self conscious about running outside though and for bad weather. We have a decent one and all the family use it regularly. It's a Horizon but I can't really recommend the model as we've had it for years.

You could look at hiring one to see if you like it.

ChelseeDagger Wed 18-Nov-20 22:55:54

Eat less.

I cannot emphasise this enough.


LizB62A Wed 18-Nov-20 23:06:44

It will take you 10 mins jogging on a treadmill to burn off 100 calories.
You'd need to burn off c. 3,500 calories to lose 1 lb - that's nearly six hours of jogging (if my maths is correct grin )

It's much more effective to do what PP have said and just eat less

MollynAlly Wed 18-Nov-20 23:41:32

I knowblushconfused I lost just about a stone by just calorie counting last year then gone off the wagons again! It is 90% what you eat makes a difference. I agree with all you said! I am not really fit so I thought maybe I start by 15 minutes high intensity walking on my breaks and maybe get better and start running! I hate running outside in my leggings but I love walking with my dog unfortunately she gets tired quickly so can't really go on long walks with her- to be fair it suits me too- I am so badsmile
I have recently started intermittent fasting I eat 16-8 cycle so I eat twice- easier to keep up with 1000 calories a day and I don't feel so hungry as I try to ear more protein than carbs! Fingers crossed

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PerfectionistProcrastinator Thu 19-Nov-20 08:23:49

I suggest a 20 minute HIIT workout instead. It’s only 10 minutes of stop start working out. Strengthens muscles, which in turn burns more calories.

My weight loss plateaued for 3 weeks with 16:8 so I tried HIIT (joe wicks beginners)...2 days later I was 2lbs lighter and I weigh myself most days.

Agree with previous poster that treadmills become expensive clothes hangers. We had one years ago and it got used a bit but then sat there gathering dust and not being used.

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