When it comes to weight loss, there are 2 methods that are really popular. Can you see which one will give you more bang for your buck?
1. Diet Alone
Yes, eating well and reducing your caloric intake will slim you down, but it doesn’t focus on the real problem – decreasing your fat. Most fad diets take you through a process of water loss, which is the reason for early successes in those fad diets. Plus, when you diet or restrict your caloric intake it can lead to weight loss, but the loss is mainly from protein (lean tissue) and water. When you lose lean tissue, your body is less capable of burning calories and you end up just gaining back the weight.
On top of that because your body doesn’t have enough lean tissue to burn fat, your metabolic thermostat can possibly reset, causing you to gain weight even if you decrease your calories.
2. Healthy Eating + Exercise
Coupling a healthy meal plan with an exercise program will yield a lot more results and benefits.
When you add exercise into the mix you open up a crazy amount of benefits to your health, including greater fat loss, lower heart rate and improved heart rate recovery after exercise, an increase in lean muscle and a higher metabolic rate.
It’s pretty clear that you need to include some sort of physical exercise in your weight control program.
By combining both healthy eating and exercise you’ll be able to provide yourself with a strategy that works to eliminate both causes of being overweight:
a) Excess caloric intake.
b) Insufficient caloric expenditure.