Exercise-vs-Diet: Which is more important for weight-loss?

Exercise-vs-Diet: Which is more important for weight-loss?

We all know that one of the most effective ways to lose weight is to eat less and move more. But which is more important? The truth is that weight loss is approximately 75% diet and only 25% exercise! That means you could exercise seven days a week, but not see positive results because you have an unbalanced diet. Likewise, you could have a perfectly balanced meal plan but still be unhappy with your results because you haven’t incorporated any exercise. You should aim for a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise for the best results.

Benefits of exercise

The benefits of exercise expand far beyond weight loss. Not only will your body become stronger, leaner and fitter, but your long-term health and mental wellbeing will also reap the rewards. Healthier bodies are less likely to contract diseases, from the common cold to heart disease. You’ll also benefit from improved moods, increased energy, and more regular sleep patterns. Make sure you’re incorporating a combination of strength, cardio and stretching.

Benefits of healthy eating

You are what you eat. If you’re consistently eating heavy, greasy and fatty foods, you’re likely to feel heavy, greasy and fatty. On the other hand, if you’re nourishing your body with a range of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and fruits and nuts, you’ll be amazed by how quickly you start to feel light, bright and full of energy. Your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers will reduce. You may even notice smaller differences like shinier hair, stronger nails and clearer skin. How great is that?!


After seeing the benefits of exercise and healthy eating, why wouldn’t you commit to live a fitter, healthier life? Remember, different things work for different people. If you’re struggling to maintain your health or fitness goals, try adjusting them rather than giving up. Choose a different exercise or mix up your spice range. Whatever you do, don’t give up!

The Doc knows that food is the best medicine, which is why all of The Doctor’s Kitchen’s menus are packed full of fresh, nutritionally balanced wholefoods that your body needs and loves. Head to the Doc’s website today to order your choice of healthy-balance-meals, dairy-free-meals, gluten-free-meals, pescatarian-meals, vegetarian-meals, or vegan-meals. #thanksdoc

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