You want what millions of other people do—to lose weight. Whether you want to trim off extra pounds so you’ll feel better, look better, or be better prepared to tackle whatever demands come your way, you probably want to find the most efficient way to do it.
Well, with this article, you can figure out if you should put your emphasis on diet or exercise to get the results you want. Without further ado, I present the contenders for your weight-loss attention…
In the Left Corner: Diet
While fad diets have tried their darndest to malign the fine name of dieting, proper nutrition continues to be a vital way to lose weight. In fact, research has shown that if you’re only going to do one thing in your journey to weight loss, it should be focusing on your nutrition.
What does dieting mean exactly? It means taking very careful note of every bite you put in your mouth. But you can’t stop there. Because paying attention to what you eat isn’t going to make you lose an ounce of weight. You’ve got to take note of it and then reduce the number of calories you consume. This all falls back to having a good understanding of how Energy Balance is Your Key to Fat Loss.
If you want to lose even more faster, you’ll even want to make sure your calories are good calories. In other words, you can’t eat just Twinkies and Big Macs every day. You’ll want to go with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources, and lots and lots of water.
I would highly encourage your to check out my FREE Nutrition 101 course that will lead you through the basics of nutrition such as:
- How Many Calories Do I Need?
- Should I Cut Out Carbs?
- Am I Getting Enough Vitamins & Minerals?
- What Are Good Sources of Protein
- Is Fat Free Healthy?
- Is There a Meal Plan I Can Stick To?
In the Right Corner: Exercise
Like diet, there have been all sorts of fad exercise programs that have spanned from dangerous to ridiculously funny. But exercise hasn’t lost its place in the race for weight loss. Why? Because savvy people realize you’ve got to hit the gym if you’re going to maximize your weight loss. The best technique for weight loss is to burn more calories than you take in, and exercise is your golden ticket for shredding calories.
One important thing to keep in mind when it comes to exercise is that there is often a lot of mis-information being distributed…In fact, I put together a list of 5 Fitness Myths that I hear all the time and they simple just aren’t true!
There are other reasons exercise rocks in the world of weight loss. It is the best way to ensure your weight you drop is fat and not muscle. Also, when you exercise, your muscles tone up and grow stronger. With more muscle, your body’s ability to shave off calories increases, making it easier to burn calories even when you’re doing nothing at all. Diet can’t do that!
I realize that it can be tough to figure out How to Get in Shape When You Are Super Busy, but once you learn how to make it a priority and a part of your daily routine, it does become more manageable.
I can also help you Find Your Workout! You have likes and dislikes and if you are like most people; you prefer on style of exercise from another. Finding the right workout for your preferences that is inline with your goals is an important factor to consider when getting started. Let me help you in that area – connect with me using the links at the bottom of this article!
Who Wins the Battle?
More than likely, you read this hoping that exercise alone would help you lose weight because you hate the idea of watching what you eat. Or maybe you’re just the opposite, and you prefer to watch your diet but absolutely loathe exercise. Well, there’s bad news for you either way. This battle that has been waging on for decades (okay, make that centuries) is ultimately a draw.
If you’re not willing to eat right and exercise, the success you see today will be gone tomorrow. Try as you might, one of these ingredients alone is not enough to help you lose weight, keep it off, and have an overall healthy lifestyle. In fact, you will find that once you become serious about losing weight, you will be careful about what you eat because you don’t want to put all that exercise to waste. At the same time, you’ll push yourself harder in the gym because you realize you could burn even more calories and get closer to your weight goal today.
So stop pitting diet against exercise and do both. Your good health and leaner self await!
What Does Science Say?
In the video below, the guys at AsapSCIENCE do a great job of explaining why your diet wins in this popular debate, largely because it takes more effort to burn off calories than you probably realize. For instance, that slice of pie — which can easily add up to more than 800 calories — would take more than an hour-long run to burn off. An hour and 20 minutes, to be exact.
Guarantee Your Success
Most people already know that they need regular exercise and good nutritional choices to achieve their health & fitness goals. They just need smart solutions for making all of that happen — even when life gets crazy.
The quickest, easiest way to guarantee that you’ll meet your fitness and weight loss goals is to work one-on-one with a qualified fitness professional.
You’ll be held accountable with your workouts and you’ll be instructed properly and shown techniques and strategies that will expedite your results.
With the Online Nutrition Coaching program I have created, you’ll receive one-on-one coaching to learn the skills that will help you fit big health goals into your busy daily routines.
Need a Coach?
If you need to find someone that will hold you accountable, answer your questions, help you, and PUSH YOU for the entire duration of your workout! Luckily for you, that’s what me and my team are here for. If you don’t have a coach yet and want one, I’d love to be your coach and help you through a fitness program. I am available to help you reach your goals!