What’s More Important for Weight Loss: Diet or Exercise?

Which is more important for weight loss?  Is it your diet or exercise?  We know both are necessary but which tips the scale?  Research shows that diet is 75% of the equation and exercise is 25%.  That’s because it’s much easier to monitor portion than to burn off a gigantic meal.

You are what you eat and food is so important.  What we eat dictates weight loss, mental clarity, metabolism, and self-confidence.  I’m in the school of thoroughly enjoying my food and not sacrificing taste for health though.  If you struggle with this, let me help you have a great relationship with food without those internal wars of labeling your food “good” or “bad.”

All this said, I know for me that when I exercise, I tend to gravitate towards healthier choices.  However, it’s just difficult to burn off excess calories.  Many of us think we can eat anything if we just work it off but we never work off enough and that’s how the extra pounds add up over time.  Exercise does trigger some hormones and sugar balances that help our body self-regulate.  This is key.  We want to get to the point where we let our body heal itself and function efficiently without too much thought.

Get yourself into these healthy habits and start with a free health consultation at www.HappyFoodHealth.com or (619) 876-2655.  See if this is the right match for you.  I do things very differently and it’s not for everyone.

~Samantha Hua, Nutrition & Health Coach, San Diego, CA