So is diet plan or workout more important when it comes to losing weight? Do regularly balancing both.
Exercise and diet? Those are the two words we hear every day in our battle to lose weight and stay healthy. You really need both! Many people who have started an exercise regimen or diet plan trying hard to get in shape, only to step on the scales a few days later and discover they haven’t shed more than a few ounces.Both are absolutely necessary for a healthy weight loss, good-looking body; there’s no reason to diminish the immensely important role of exercise in order to highlight the value of nutrition.There is a big difference in weight loss via diet, and weight loss via diet and exercise; the method that uses both is significantly more healthy, and leads to a body that is capable, and strong. Lose weight from diet alone and you’re going to be frail, and your health will suffer.
You know you should exercise and eat healthfully to keep your weight in check. The thing is, research suggests that when people devote time to one healthy habit, they spend less time on the other. So which is more important if you’re worried about your waistline: your workout or your diet?
If you and your family are overweight, it’s time for a team meeting. If you’re going to change habits of a lifetime it must be discussed first. It’s even more important to do this if you and/or your partner have a family history of diabetes. Talk about the effects of diabetes, educate yourself and your family about the risks of being overweight. Point out how being overweight can affect social activities, confidence, and energy. Then, just like a good salesperson, tell them the benefits of eating healthier. Make a list of consequences of good eating verses bad eating.
The Right Reason to Exercise
Exercise plays an important role in maintaining a healthy body, and it makes it possible to create a calorie deficit and lose weight without starving your body and slowing your metabolism. But do not look to exercise as your sole method of weight loss. Getting regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It keeps your metabolism going as you seek to cut out the calories from your diet. It may be quicker to cut calories to lose weight, but if you are continually cutting calories without keeping your metabolism ramped up the calories you do eat will stick around longer. Think how many times you’ve heard someone say, “I’ll have dessert and work it off later.” As our calculators will show you, that dessert can equate to hours of exercise — something you’re not likely to actually do. Better to eat well in the first place. Eat healthy foods in reasonable quantities and exercise regularly to maintain good health, and your body will find a healthy weight naturally.
In a Perfect World You Should Combine Diet and Exercise
For best results, exercise with diet is your best route to a lean body. The problem is this…things don’t always go as planned and life gets busy. There are times when you simply can’t exercise, but you always have time to diet. No matter how busy life gets, simply follow your diet and you will make forward progress. Exercise whenever time allows, but no matter what…stick to your diet.
New studies about these tow
Two new studies may explain why many people who begin exercise programs often lose little to no weight in the long run.
In the first study, published in the online science journal PLoS One, researchers compared the daily energy expenditures of Westerners and the Hadza, a population of hunter-gatherers living in northern Tanzania. Many believe modern Westerners burn fewer calories than in the past because their lives have become more sedentary. The Hadza, who are generally very lean, hunt and forage for food without modern tools such as vehicles or guns. Men walk about seven miles each day, while women walk about half that. What was surprising was that although the Hadza seem to be more active, the researchers found little difference in calories burned between the Hadza and their Western counterparts.
The second study, published in Obesity Reviews, analyzed the effect of exercise interventions on body composition. The researchers found that—contrary to popular belief—when people exercise but keep their energy intake constant, their resting metabolic rate (i.e., metabolism) actually goes down. Exercisers who ate more calories than they usually do did burn more fat than predicted, but some overcompensated and negated the effects of their hard work.
This means that if you want to lose weight it is quicker to cut calories, but if you want to maintain your new healthy weight you need to exercise. This is why we hear over and over diet and exercise, diet and exercise. They are both necessary for being healthy. What you need to focus on is making small changes every day that you can maintain. Start somewhere, enjoy the results of your efforts and move forward into more changes that will lead you to a new, healthy life!