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Why Diet is More Important Than Exercise for Weight Loss

by | Feb 19, 2016 | Weight Loss | 0 comments

If you want to achieve healthy but effective weight loss then it shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that you are going to need to boost your activity level and take on the right eating plan. However, did you know that while both efforts are very important, one plays an even bigger role than the other? It’s true.

A growing number of studies are showing that in the world of weight loss, eating right will create a more measurable impact on your fat reduction than workouts. This is not to say that you should give up on exercising and place all your focus on dieting.

However, if you really want to focus on weight loss and get to that smaller waist size as fast as you can, then keep up your exercises but place the majority of your effort in eating right. Though people who exercise will lose weight, people who restrict their calories will shed the fat at a faster rate. Therefore, by combining a fitness appropriate level of activity with the most healthful diet you can, keeping within a calorie range provided to you by your doctor, you will have the best and most realistic strategy for losing weight.

That said, while it is very important to cut back on calories as a part of your overall eating plan for weight loss, it’s also good to remember that too few calories can work against you. Cutting back on calories must be done properly, taking a number of factors into consideration. It is for this reason that you will likely obtain the best results if you speak with a doctor, nutritionist or dietician about the number of calories you actually require in a day. That way, you will be able to come up with an appropriate range that you can target with your eating every day.

Eating fewer calories will help you to lose the fastest amount of weight, but eating too few calories will slow down your metabolism, make it difficult to exercise properly, and can have negative impacts on both your physical and mental health.

It’s also a good idea to realize that calories aren’t the only consideration. Make sure the majority of your diet is plant based, filling up at least half of your plate, at each meal, with veggies and fruits. Split the remaining half of the plate between whole grains and lean proteins.

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