….Donald Hensrud, M.D the preventive medical specialist at the Mayo Clinic states that cutting calories is the more effective way of losing weight. The key is to consume less calories than you burn. 3,500 calories equals approximately 1 pound of fat. Cut 500 calories a day from your diet and you will shed a pound of fat in a week, far more quickly than trying to burn it off by exercising.
Don’t throw away your gym shoes yet, Dr. Hensrud also goes on to say that exercise is important because it helps maintain weight loss. Studies have shown that people who lose weight gradually, with a calorie controlled diet, will be able to maintain their weight better be getting regular exercise. Crash dieting without exercise often results in fast weight gain after the diet is stopped….
This means that if you want to lose weight it is quicker to cut calories, but if you want to maintain your new healthy weight you need to exercise. – Ideal Bite
Remember that regular exercise is an important part of weight loss programme. It keeps your metabolism up throughout the day. If you are only cutting calories without keeping your metabolism working the calories you consume will stick around longer. Work hard during your exercise session to get the best metabolic result. Pay attention to your legs and butt. Your leg muscles and your glutes are the biggest muscle groups in your body, and pushing them while working out will give you the best return on your investment at the gym.
Make it a great day! 🙂