Diet or Exercise – Who is the winner in Weight Loss?

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Diet or Exercise - Who is the winner in Weight Loss?

Diet or Exercise – Who is the winner in Weight Loss?

Whenever I have joined a gym, I would tell the instructor on the first day that I wish to lose 5 kgs weight in one month. We all love quick results right :)? So I always dream to become a hottie in a quickie 😛

Diet or Exercise - Who is the winner in Weight Loss ?

The instructor would always smile and ask me about my eating and sleeping habits. Rarely has an instructor asked me for how many hours have I been working out!

He would then guide me on what to eat and what not to eat. My thoughts “ Oooh God, I wanted to hear about my workout schedule and he is giving me a diet regime, I haven’t paid the gym fees for this “!

The incident came as a surprise to me a few years back but after so many years of struggle to lose weight, I have embraced the fact that you cannot exercise out a bad diet, period!

Let us find out –

Diet or Exercise – Who is the winner in Weight Loss?

Then why do we spend so much in the gym? Don’t worry, I am not asking you to stop going to the gym :P! Exercising is important, it’s like icing on the cake! But what if there’s no cake? Diet is synonymous to cake here. Without proper healthy nutrition, exercise can’t do much. This is an understated fact.

Some people say that Weight Loss is 80% Diet and 20% Exercise. Some say that Abs are made in the kitchen, not gym! This is true to a great extent. The ratio of diet and exercise in weight loss varies from person to person. For some people, the ratio can be 70:30 or 60:40. It’s difficult to decipher an ideal ratio. Observe your body, listen to it, see what works for you!

I am a 70:30 person. I sometimes cheat on my diet but I make sure I compensate for it later. So, ladies, I cannot emphasize enough how important is nutrition to be healthy and fit.

Here’s a quick note on the importance of diet and exercise:

  1. Eat healthy to be fit

  2. Exercise to become fitter

  3. If you give in to after exercise cravings and have a donut, please read note 1. :d. You are doing more harm to your body with your after exercise cravings!

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Which is your ideal ratio of diet and exercise in weight loss?

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