Weight Loss: Exercise vs. A Healthy Diet

Some really good , healthy concepts here. I love the positive approach. Work on being healthy and your weight loss problem will disappear.

Eat less; move more; live longer.


Are you trying to lose weight with just exercise alone? Do you have a soda addiction but figure it’s not as bad as smoking or other vices since you can just exercise the ‘bad’ calories away? Unfortunately new research looking at the weight management approach of calories in versus calories out tells us that this is really not the case — you really can’t outrun a bad diet.

Diet Trumps Exercise for Weight Loss

The 2015 study published in the journal Current Biology suggests that too little physical activity can make you unhealthy but too much of it drives your body to make big adjustments to adapt, leading to weight loss plateaus. The authors  of the study point to the need to focus on diet, especially when it comes to weight loss and weight management.

Below is a great video that pretty much sums up exactly what the research says:

How to Make a Healthy Diet Fit Your Life


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3 responses to “Weight Loss: Exercise vs. A Healthy Diet

  1. I wish I could say that there were flaws in this, but I can’t. The concept that the body plateaus matches my experience exactly. Big jumps in cycling mileage month over month (jumps of more than 200 miles) still shock my system into a good drop, but my body adapts eventually. I’ve really had to watch how much I eat this year.

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  2. Samantha

    I really liked this video. It’s easy to think it’s okay to drink an extra glass of wine because you’ve been exercising, but it’s good to know that’s not how the body works.

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