You can achieve real weight reduction, by incorporating sex as a form of physical exercise, with any of the major popular diets on the market today to see weight loss results. There has been a fair amount of research done (go figure) on this topic and the conclusions point to the fact that there are many benefits to including sexual activity into your overall weight loss. And medical research bears this claim out when you look at these 6 reasons at to why making sex a mainstay exercise, when combined with the most popular diets on the market can support your weight loss goals.
Sex is Good Exercise – Stated simply sex helps to burn calories because of the physical nature of the activity. As with any aerobic exercise your heart rate increases and the longer you are engaged in the process (and who doesn’t love that) the more calories you will burn. Those that are slightly more adventurous in terms of changing into different positions more frequently can actually build muscle, which also burns calories. To be clear you are not going to turn into an Olympic athlete simply by having sex, but engaging in sexual activity is very good complementary exercise to an overall physical fitness routine.
Sex Makes You Feel Good – Before you say “Thank You Captain Obvious” hear me out. A satisfying sexual experience (however one defines that) usually puts most people in a better mental state. And when you feel better about yourself it is easier to focus on trying to be healthier, including concentrating on weight loss. Incorporating sex into your overall physical fitness routine is a good way to complement a diet and exercise plan because the better you feel and the happier your mood is, the easier it is to reach your goal.
You’ll Be Motivated to Eat More Healthfully – If you have decided to lose some amount of weight and have looked at any of the popular diets that can provide real results, increasing your sexual activity will keep you focused on eating properly. Several people I have worked with on weight loss programs use sex as a personal reward. So, for example, if they were able to stick to their diet and exercise plan on a particular day they rewarded themselves accordingly. If not, they abstained until meeting their goal the next day. Doing this serves as a very real and powerful motivator to stay on track (assuming your partner is supportive of this approach).
When You Are Alone You Eat More – One of the challenges in following any of the popular diets that focus on tracking what you specifically eat, is not straying off a defined meal plan. That can be hard to do when you are alone as most people have a tendency to eat more when they are by themselves. I am not suggesting being with someone will guarantee you will lose weight. But it does improve your chances of staying on a diet as they can serve to remind you to stay on your plan.
Stress Reduction – Simply engaging in sex is a great stress reliever both in terms of physical exercise as well as through our body’s release of endorphins which happens during orgasm. That has the immediate effect of feeling good physically. Less stress can also keep you more motivated to stay with a diet and exercise plan over the long term.
You Partner Will Support Your Weight Loss Goals – We all need support when losing weight. Simply telling your husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, or partner of your weight loss goal and your need of their active participation as part of your exercise routine is bound to get their involvement, and that’s a good thing
When you are considering popular diets for weight loss, keep in mind the role that exercise plays in helping you reach goals and consider sex a useful and fun addition to any diet and exercise plan.