Exercise vs. Diet
There has been a long debate over the benefits of exercise vs. diet.
Some claim that physical activity is most important for a healthy lifestyle, while others focus on dieting and eating right.
When it comes down to it, this debate depends on your personal goals. Let’s take a look at both angles.
Exercise vs. Diet for Weight Loss
One of the most common health and fitness goals is weight loss. Yet it can also be one of the most challenging. At a basic level, weight loss requires taking in fewer calories than you burn over a long period of time. In other words, you need to eat less and burn more.
In order to burn one pound a week, a deficit (more calories burned than eaten) of 500 calories is needed. This can be accomplished fairly easily by eating a more healthy diet. Portion control is key, but so is cutting down on fats, sugars, sodium, and processed foods.
Aim for a clean, whole foods diet rich in nutrition, and you should have no problem achieving or surpassing this goal. You can up the ante by replacing white flour with whole grains and cutting down on carbs.
Fat-burning supplements, such as Irwin Naturals Green Tea Fat Metabolizer or a Fat Loss Stack can be great options as well.