Exercise vs. Diet

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Trying to lose weight can be difficult,
and while we all know a good combination of
exercise and diet is essential
Which one is more important?
If you had to choose, should you be
hitting the gym,or eating salads?
There are many ways you can burn a few
hundred calories: running for 20 minutes, an
hour of surfing,or singing your favorite song
23 times.
In fact, we have a whole video
dedicated to weird ways of burning calories.
But, the point is, it takes time to
burn a significant amount of calories even with
strenuous activity.
Not to mention the extra barrier of
traveling to thegym, and then coming home to
clean up.
Now, compare this to the number of
calories in, say, a chocolate bar—which is
often over 200 calories.
You could either walk for about an hour
to burn that 200 calories, or you could simply
not eat that chocolate bar.
Which sounds easier to you?
How about running for 30 minutes every
day or cutting out those two cans of soda?
Many physicians point out that there is
a lot of high-sugar, high-fat, high calorie
foods we could cut fromour diet, to see weight
loss results more quickly.
And studies tend to show that diet does
indeed playa bigger role in weight loss than
exercise.
A 2011 meta-analysis of children found
that theirlevel of physical activity was not
the main determining factor of their weight.
And a study of 3,000 adults found that
minimizing calories was linked to greater
weight loss maintenance than exercise alone.
Furthermore, studies comparing
industrialized and developing countries show
that the rate of physical activity is fairly
similar between the two, making activity and
exercise an unlikely culprit for obesity rates
in the industrial world.
Of course, a combination of diet and
exercise would yield the best results long
term.
And exercise has many health benefits
beyond weight loss, like slowing the aging
process and improving mental health.
But at the end of the day, if you're
looking to lose weight, you're likely to get
more bang for your buck if you focus on your
diet first.
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Trying to lose weight can be difficult,
and while we all know a good combination of
exercise and diet is essential
Which one is more important?
If you had to choose, should you be
hitting the gym,or eating salads?
There are many ways you can burn a few
hundred calories: running for 20 minutes, an
hour of surfing,or singing your favorite song
23 times.
In fact, we have a whole video
dedicated to weird ways of burning calories.
But, the point is, it takes time to
burn a significant amount of calories even with
strenuous activity.
Not to mention the extra barrier of
traveling to thegym, and then coming home to
clean up.
Now, compare this to the number of
calories in, say, a chocolate bar—which is
often over 200 calories.
You could either walk for about an hour
to burn that 200 calories, or you could simply
not eat that chocolate bar.
Which sounds easier to you?
How about running for 30 minutes every
day or cutting out those two cans of soda?
Many physicians point out that there is
a lot of high-sugar, high-fat, high calorie
foods we could cut fromour diet, to see weight
loss results more quickly.
And studies tend to show that diet does
indeed playa bigger role in weight loss than
exercise.
A 2011 meta-analysis of children found
that theirlevel of physical activity was not
the main determining factor of their weight.
And a study of 3,000 adults found that
minimizing calories was linked to greater
weight loss maintenance than exercise alone.
Furthermore, studies comparing
industrialized and developing countries show
that the rate of physical activity is fairly
similar between the two, making activity and
exercise an unlikely culprit for obesity rates
in the industrial world.
Of course, a combination of diet and
exercise would yield the best results long
term.
And exercise has many health benefits
beyond weight loss, like slowing the aging
process and improving mental health.
But at the end of the day, if you're
looking to lose weight, you're likely to get
more bang for your buck if you focus on your
diet first.
Special thanks to audible for
supporting this episodeand giving you a free
30-day trial ataudible.com/asap.
This week we wanted to recommend the
book "The Upside of Stress" by Kelly McGonigal,
which gives an eat perspective on how stress
isn't always toxic, andcan make us stronger,
smarter, and happier!
You can get a free 30-day trial at
audible.com/asapand choose from a massive
selection!
We love them as they are great when
you're on thego.
And subscribe for more weekly science
videos!
There are no notes for this quiz.
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Which is more significant for losing weight?
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