I am curious if anyone here has been able to lose weight without dieting, only focusing on an exercise plan. I am asking because I recently read a few different articles that say no matter how active you are, if you don't diet you can't lose weight and to me, that doesn't make any sense. If that were the case, the simply calories in calories out would be a lie.
You can lose weight without dieting but you have to ensure you are not overeating. Most adult women can eat roughly 1,900 to 2,300 calories a day without gaining weight and men can eat roughly 2,300 to 2,700. This all depends on age and height. The younger and taller you our, the more calories your body will burn.
If you are very active, you can likely eat just about anything you'd like without gaining weight. I have a friend who is like this. He has an active job and doesn't sit around when he is off work. So he is likely burning over 4,000 calories a day so watching his diet isn't necessary.
You know the old saying, calories in calories out? Well this applies here. If you can burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. The source of those calories doesn't matter. I know someone who lost weight eating mcdonald's daily. They just ate under 1,800 calories and burned over 800 each day through exercise.
If you want to lose weight without adjusting your diet, focus on exercises that burn a lot of calories like running, jumping rope, and swimming. You can burn roughly 400 to 600 calories an hour doing one of these exercises.
Plenty of people lose weight without watching what they eat. This is never an issue for people who eat what they should be eating in terms of calories. Say you are a young man who is 5'11. You likely should be eating around 2,300 to maintain your weight. If you eat this and also exercise, burning 500+ a day, you will lose weight overtime. It won't be as fast as it would be if you cut calories but it still works.