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The Great Debate: Diet vs Exercise or Both?


We all know how difficult it can be to get started on a fitness journey. The problem that we all struggle with is that we simply do not know where or how to begin. Should we start exercising or should we start controlling the foods we put in our bodies?

It's a difficult decision trying to decide if we should go with the diet or the exercise method. The best way to go about it is by identifying your fitness and health goals first. Both methods have their own benefits so if you are looking forward to losing weight then you should probably start exercising and following a healthy diet.


For starters, both fitness and food choices are vital for long-term weight control. The National Weight Control Registry, established in 1994 by scientists at the University of Colorado and Brown Medical School, is following more than 10,000 Americans who have lost weight and kept it off for years. Just 1% kept the pounds off with exercise alone, 10% did it with diet alone, and 89% used both.


The journey to lose weight can become difficult at times. You will have to work hard to make sure you don't give up on your goals. There are many factors that affect your weight loss journey and one of the most important factors is your lifestyle. Many people give up on the task of weight loss without gaining anything from it. A healthy lifestyle is always better than worrying about the weight of your body and it's about creating healthy habits that are sustainable.


Losing weight through dieting is like quitting a job, you will always be hungry. You will struggle to lose weight, you will gain back anything you lost through dieting and then some.

It is not sustainable, it's not healthy and it's stressful.


But simply making healthy eating choices can be a game changer. Designate a cheat day, one day out of the week where you treat yourself to what you like. If a cheat day was all about beating yourself up, it's not healthy. It doesn't help at all and it makes you give up on your healthy lifestyle. Not being satisfied with your eating habits will lead to an unhealthy lifestyle.


Exercising and eating healthy is the best way to lose weight. You will be able to see positive results and it will also be better for your long term health. There are many myths and false claims about exercising. The truth is, physical activity can lead you to eat healthier foods, but it's not the other way around.


Exercising is something that you do on a regular basis and it will make you feel good about yourself. Following a workout routine every day will make you feel more confident about yourself and aid in losing weight. It's something that you should do for your physical health as well as your mental health.


But why is it so hard to lose weight when we exercise? That's the question most of us have in our minds. After all, it seems like one of the simplest ways to lose weight. You just go to the gym, perform some exercises and you are going to lose weight within a short time. Right? Well, that's not always the case. Working out is a great way to lose weight if you're in control of what you eat.


Working out makes you healthier and gives you more energy. You will sleep well at night, your body will be much less stressed and your overall health will be much better. Most people want to lose weight because they want to look better, but the reality is that many people who exercise are actually healthier than those who don't work out at all. But there is another side to the coin as well. When you go to the gym, you don't just burn calories, but by working out it will increase the amount of caloric intake you allow yourself for the day.


Exercising is actually one of the best things that you can do for yourself. It doesn't matter if you are young or old, fit or unfit. You will be healthier and stronger no matter what type of lifestyle you are living. So don't think about the type of workout you are going to do, but just pick one and stick with it. Apps like YES.FIT have programs to help you stay motivated.

It's better to workout than not working out at all, it doesn't matter if you don't see results right away. Remember that working out is a lifestyle choice and that it will make you healthier.


But, working out without paying attention to what you eat is like putting the cart before the horse. You can work out every single day, but if you don't give attention to what you eat then nothing will happen for sure. Working out and eating healthy is a great combination to lose weight. You will not see the results of your hard work if you don't pay attention to your eating habits.


Eating healthy is something that is not just a good thing but it's a necessity as well as a choice. It's something that you should do every day no matter what type of lifestyle you are living.


You will start noticing the benefits of healthy eating and exercising quickly and you will enjoy the feeling of being healthier.


Reference: https://www.pritikin.com/diet-vs-exercise



About the Author

Heather Peterson

Heather is the Customer Success Marketing Manager and has been with Yes.Fit for 4 years, She loves to cook while making memories with her three daughters. She is a car karaoke expert. She enjoys reading all the books while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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