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Diet Vs. Exercise: What Is Better For Losing Weight?

It’s a new year and you’ve set for yourself a health goal – to lose weight. The question now is – what’s the best way to achieve this?

While diet and exercise are both important for long term weight goals, its important to know which one is best for you.

Yes, you can lose weight with diet alone, but exercise is alsoย important. Without it, only a portion of your weight loss is from fat – you’re also stripping away muscle and bone density. Losing weight through exercise means you’re burning mostly fat. On the other hand, itsย much easier to cut 500 calories than to spend an hour in the gym burning 500 calories every day.

Due to our very busy schedules, most people find it very difficult to find time to jog or go to the gym regularly. Also, avoiding those foods with high calories can be very difficult.

However, both diet and exercise are essential for good health and for keeping that weight off.

So tell me, which option would you choose for weight loss. Dieting or exercising, and why?

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    moeder
    January 2, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    both are good for your health

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    olasore TA
    January 2, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I just want to stay fit and health

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    Owusu Deborah
    January 2, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I tink one needs both bcos they r interwoven. This is one of my aim this year, to rily shed weight.

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    chi!
    January 2, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Both r good n works best!

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    Omowunmi
    January 2, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    I don’t have any weight to shed but I have decided to bike less and walk more so I can be fit and burn excess calories at the same time

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    January 3, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I think diet and Exercise walk hand in hand. One can’t do without d other. I’ll go with diet anyway cos our lifestyle (hustling) is exercise enough

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    Vicky
    January 3, 2015 at 7:31 am

    They both work but dieting is a lot easier than going to the gym to burn calories. I’d rather go weekly to the gym just to keep fit than daily for major workout.

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