You won’t be able to lose weight if the only change you make is exercise. But it will make a big difference to the changes you make to your diet. It will buy you more calories to eat without gaining, especially.
That’s a good point. It does stop pounds from returning and once you reach your goal, it’s what stops you from regaining so you may as well get that habit in place earlier.
I agree. I just read it in an article I saw on Facebook: https://fenfast.com/health/lose-weight-with-exercise/
Exercise really does help. You need to do it. But it’s what you eat that will really decide.
That’s an interesting article. So if I understand right, it’s diet that gets the weight off and exercise that keeps it off. Good to know.
That’s really good to know. It should be more obvious than this. I’m always surprised at how complex this stuff is.
Thank you for sharing that article. I didn’t spot it until now. It makes some handy points. I like that it points out the combined benefits with food. It works together, not just as two separate entities.
The two work together in an important way. Your calories do decide how much weight you’ll lose, but your exercise will determine how many calories you can eat and what shape your body will be as you lose. It also will keep weight from climbing back on, which means you won’ t have to work to try to lose it all over again.
Exercise can help you to lose weight if you are already eating the right number of calories but have been pretty much sedentary. The workouts can tip things in your direction.
That’s true. If that’s the deciding line. But for most people, they’re not eating the right number of calories or aren’t riding the line. Food is usually the thing. I do agree though if you’re already eating pretty much perfectly, then it’s exercise that will tip things in your favor.