Sunday, December 25, 2011

More Exercise, Less Calories – the Great Weight Loss Debate

You are likely to start a passionate and heated discussion if you asked someone if she ate fewer calories or exercised more to lose weight. Just like the famous beer commercials, this debate is not likely to be decided anytime soon.

There are some who strongly believe in the idea that a lot of exercise is the perfect solution to weight loss. Eat whatever you want and as long as you exercise you will be able to maintain a healthy weight.

While there is a lot of truth to the above statement, just as many people in our society claim that they sometimes find it impossible to exercise enough to make sure that they are maintaining a healthy weight let alone drop any extra pounds.

So does this mean that we are all going to end up overweight because we cannot spend hours in the gym each week? Of course not, but if you do not watch the amount of calories you are taking in you could very well end up dealing with some serious weight issues.

If you are already looking to shed some unwanted pounds and feel that you are never going to be able to accomplish that because you are unable to find enough time to exercise, you no longer have to worry. Studies have shown that a low calorie diet along with drinking at least eight glasses of water a day can help a person drop the weight even without the exercise we were originally programmed to believe we must have to achieve our goals. Whenever you find yourself with a spare moment though, it is in your physical best interest to get some exercise. Go for a walk or jump on the treadmill. Anything and everything helps so do not completely forget about good old-fashioned exercise.

Of course, exercising on a daily basis is ideal and if a person could at least get to the gym a couple times a week that would be great. However, if you are not someone who has the time for that right now, you can still lose the weight. There is no need to continue to put off dropping those extra pounds because with a controlled diet you can finally achieve your dream weight goal. You can continue living the daily routine you are used to, eat so that you are not starving, and lose weight without even really trying too hard.

A great way to make sure that you are getting a reduced calorie diet but yet still getting enough nutrition to keep you healthy is to plan out your meals and snacks. By making sure that you are getting in enough whole grains, vegetables, and fruits you are getting a lot of nutrition you need all while maintaining a healthy low calorie diet. Try to avoid things such as cheese, sugar, calorie-packed meats, and foods high in unhealthy fat.

By taking such simple steps, you will soon see that you are on your way to a much healthier lifestyle. This of course, will be accompanied by weight loss, which is something that is great when it is done the right way. Just make sure that even after you have achieved your ideal weight, you continue with your new healthy way of eating to maintain that weight.

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