Exercise vs Diet For Weight Loss
Exercise vs diet which is more important for weight loss.
Watch this video till the end to know that.
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The key to weight loss is achieving a negative energy balance or a calorie deficit.
This can be achieved in two ways.
You can either burn more calories through workout than you consume through food or you can consume less calories than you burn during workout.
To lose 0.5kg of weight in one week, you need to achieve a 3,500 calorie deficit. So if you equally split those calories throughout the week then it's roughly 500 calories you need to burn everyday day to lose 0.5 KG of weight in a week.
It takes a ton of activity to create a 500 calorie deficit through working out. Essentially, you’d need to run 11 to 16 kilometers a day to lose one pound a week.
The average person can’t keep this up, especially without increasing their caloric intake.
Because when you run such a long distance you become too tired and hungry thus end up eating more food than you actually should.
Instead you can resist eating a McDonald's Hamburger and French Fries which is also 500 calories and much more time consuming than a 16km run.
This is the reason dieting is so much more effective than exercise.
You can lose weight without exercise, but you cannot lose weight if your nutrition counteracts by exceeding your energy expenditure.
Sure, it’s much easier to create a 500-calorie deficit through diet alone than it is to burn 500 calories through exercise. But practically speaking no one can control their cravings for a long duration. Even if they control that's going build a lot of mental stress which will again affect the weight loss.
So when you combine a exercise and a healthy diet, you don't have to make many dramatic changes at all. For example, instead of eliminating 500 calories by striking all dairy from your diet, you could burn 250 calories at the gym and then cut another 250 calories just by skipping your French fries.
A combination of diet and exercise is best at any stage of weight loss. Exercise should be a mix of strength training and cardiovascular training, not just cardio. Both modes of exercise burn calories and, in turn, lead to stored fat being used as a source of energy.”
Keep in mind that the body tends to resist weight loss when you start eating less, which can lead to a plateau. That's called starvation mode and it happens to everybody who successfully sheds pounds. Though your metabolism might actually start to slow as you lose weight, you can speed it up again by working out and especially by strength training.
The bottom line: What you eat matters more than how you work it off, but exercise will push you past plateaus and help you achieve your ultimate goals.