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Creating a lighter, healthier you is a multi-step process. One of the most important steps, and the main focus of this section, is exercise. Here we explore everything from the benefits of exercise to how much and how often it is necessary to promote weight loss.

Exercises to Lose Weight the Healthy Way


There are two proven methods to successful weight-loss: Committing to eating healthy and implementing exercises to lose weight into your daily routine.

If the thought of going to the gym makes you nervous, rest assured because it doesn’t matter where you work out—just that you do it (often)—and there are plenty of exercises to lose weight, that you can do at home too if you can't realistically make it to a gym.

And the number one perk to doing exercises to lose weight at home is the convenience factor. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to worry about how you look. No one is going to judge you and you can exercise to lose weight at your own pace.

However, there is a catch. You’re going to have to avoid the distractions. That means no cell phone, television, kids, family members in the background, etc.

Here are some exercises you can start with.

Here are some exercises to lose weight that you can try at home:

Working out with weights: this has been proven to both intensify and speed up your metabolism. Try turning up your favorite workout music to get you pumped for your next workout.

Squats: Squats promote body-wide muscle building and also promote mobility and balance. To start, stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart and lower your hips (almost like you’re going to sit down). As you bend your knees, your thighs should be parallel to the floor. Make sure your knees don’t go beyond your toes and you keep your chest up and look straight ahead. Stand back up to your starting position and repeat.

Skaters/Leaps: To start, get into a semi-squat position and leap sideways to land on your right foot. Immediately push off in the opposite direction and land on your left foot. Make sure you perform these continuously.

Plank Crawl: For this exercise, it’s important to pace yourself. Try doing 15-20 crawls. Begin this exercise in a push-up position with your hands directly under your shoulders. Lower yourself down one arm at a time into a plant position on your forearms, while keeping your elbows directly under your shoulders. Push back up one arm at a time into your starting push-up position. Alternate the arm you lead with and maintain a straight body throughout the movement. Lower your knees to the floor to decrease the difficulty level. Congratulations, you’ve just survived a plank crawl.

Regular exercise paired with a diet delivery program = success

In the beginning of this article we mentioned that eating healthy was a key component to weight-loss. This is 100% true. The reason why we suggest a diet delivery program is because it’s way more convenient than trying to eat healthy at home on your own. Sometimes you need some help. Shopping for ingredients, cooking and preparing meals can be a lot of work. BistroMD understands that and we’re willing to do the work for you because our goal is to see a happier, healthier you.

We’re based on the real science that food is medicine. We also DO NOT believe in portion control and annoying calorie counting. And with us, you do not have to sacrifice taste for nutrition.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, we offer a men's program and a women's program, for either five days or seven days worth of delicious and healthy entrees, delivered to your door.

Written By bistroMD Team. Published on May 07, 2013. Updated on April 18, 2019.


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