Which is Best if You Really Want to Lose Weight? — Science Answers the Diet Versus Working Out Question..

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“And other studies show no link between the energy someone expends (through exercise) and subsequent changes to their weight. They added that only ‘extremely small’ proportions of the US population do enough physical activity to affect their long term balance of energy.” — Dr Richard Cooper and Dr Amy Luke

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In today’s article we look at whether dieting or working out is the best way for fast and healthy, long-term weightloss.

As much as we all probably would love it to be so. 

There really is NO magic bullet, when it comes to shedding those un-wanted extra lbs. Ask anyone who has managed to lose weight and keep it off. And they will tell you it requires discipline and effort.

But according to a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. By Dr Richard Cooper and Dr Amy Luke, of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

You might be going about things a little “back-ass-wards” if you’re focus is just on trying to burn off those extra pounds by working out. Instead of paying attention to the quality and the amount of calories you are consuming, in the first place.

summarizes the study in an article on Shape. Charlotte via shape.com.

In 2013, researchers from Loyola University began looking into the relative power of diet and exercise as they relate to moving the scale. They thought they’d discover that exercise would prove to be a crucial component for weight loss.

Two years later, though, the science shows that the largest driver behind obesity is not how sedentary people are but instead how poor their diet is.

“Physical activity is crucially important for improving overall health and fitness levels, but there is limited evidence to suggest that it can blunt the surge in obesity,” the study authors explained.


The more you work out, the more your appetite increases.

Of course, this new Loyola study isn’t the first to come to this conclusion. Research has consistently shown for years now that exercise doesn’t necessarily lead to weight loss.

In a meta-analysis published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics last year, for example, researchers found that people only lost noticeable weight if they combined exercise and calorie restriction.

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In a nut-shell the 2 year study found: while physical activity is important for improving overall health and fitness levels. The biggest factor contributing to people becoming obese was linked to the quality of their diet. 

AsapSCIENCE combines the finding of several studies in this short 2½ min video. To help show just how important the role of your diet is when it comes to weightloss:  Via AsapSCIENCE…

Now, let’s be clear. 

This isn’t a “free pass” so you can stop hitting the gym or working out.

Because there are a truckload of health benefits both physically and emotionally to be gained from regular physical activity. So it makes good sense to combine them with having your focus on the quaility of your diet.

Then you should expect your body weight to come into balance and at the same time enjoy a mental and physical resilience to the stresses of modern day life. 

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