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Weight Loss: should I start with a diet or exercise?

Posted by The Edge Fitness Clubs on January 5, 2019

What’s the quickest path to weight loss? Changing your eating habits or working out regularly? It’s a question all of us want to know when we start to lose weight and improve our health.

The answer is you can’t do one without the other. Some people might spend an hour at the gym only to order takeout for dinner. Or they will limit their calories, but never get their bodies in motion.

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A healthy diet and regular exercise are a perfect combination when it comes to weight loss. You will have the most success and long-term results when you focus on healthy nutrition and exercising together.

How exercise affects weight loss

Exercise is an important component of weight loss. A good diet can get you really far in your weight loss efforts, but adding exercise to the equation can increase your fat loss. Hitting the gym can help you increase your lean muscle as you burn fat, which means you’ll be getting trim and toned.

Exercise is also great for our physical and mental health. It relieves stress, increases confidence, gives you more energy, helps you sleep better, and helps you have a sharper memory. All these benefits will help you make better food choices and perpetuate your weight loss efforts. 

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How diet affects weight loss

You can’t outrun a bad diet. Exercise is amazing but if you’re trying to lose weight, exercise alone won’t get you there. In general, people see the biggest short-term results when they eat smart.

So what is eating smart? It includes eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and lean proteins while limiting carbohydrates, sugar, and added fats. It also means finding a meal plan that works for you and making sure you are eating mindfully and not just eating for the sake of it.

Unfortunately there’s no quick way to lose weight fast. The best way to start your weight loss journey is to start exercising and eating healthier regularly. We can help you with both! Take advantage of our free guest pass and start your weight loss journey now.

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