Exercise vs Diet
Which helps you lose weight faster? find out.
When you want to lose weight, there are two options; you can start dieting or start exercising. Ideally, you should do both. But which of the two helps you lose weight faster?
Its Easier to Cut than burn
Nutritional biochemist Shawn H Talbott says weight loss is 75 per cent diet and 25 per cent exercise. He believes it’s much easier to cut calories than burn them. “You Can’t Out- Exercise a Bad Diet,” he says. Our bodies adapt to higher activity levels. Even if you exercise more, you don’t necessarily burn more fat — a fitness band will help lose weight, but it’s not a long-term solution without dieting.
Do a bit of both
While it is clear that diet offers faster weight loss, it would be foolish to only diet and not exercise. The benefits of diet cannot compare to the health benefits of exercise. And remember: “Losing weight” is not the same as “being healthy.” Several long-term studies have shown that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is by doing both diet and exercise. “Energy Balance” is the key.
Start both together: The Stanford University’s Medical Canter found that you have higher chances of sticking with your new healthy routine if you change diet and exercise habits at the same time. Changing one first and then the other reduced the number of people who followed up on their new habits.