WHAT’S BETTER? DIET OR EXERCISE FOR WEIGHT LOSS? (see below)
First…SUCCESS STORY! My client Richard M., 69 years of age, has lost 25.4 lbs in 4 months in my program! Richard had a stroke prior to seeing me, so not only losing weight (belly fat), but also improvement in cardiovascular health are vital. His nutrition and exercise plan that I devised are geared to both weight loss and stroke and heart disease prevention.
Back to diet or exercise, what is better for weight loss…some individuals ask, I am working out, but not losing weight…what gives?
…the research shows that nutrition accounts for about 85% of weight loss and 15% for exercise.
However, exercise helps to maintain lean muscle mass during weight loss, so exercise is important during weight loss, both strength and cardio….
…exercise has other benefits such as boosting mood, improving feelings of well-being, helps with regulating blood sugar and blood pressure, and lowering cancer, stroke and heart disease risk.
Exercise helps with maintaining weight loss which is 50% of the equation.
BOTTOM LINE? Diet and Exercise are both important for weight loss.