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Do You Exercise or Eat Healthy to Lose Weight?

What's Your Focus: Diet or Exercise?

The math may be simple — to lose weight, just make sure your calories in are fewer than your calories out — but it gets complicated once you actually start trying to incorporate this principle into your life. If you want to maintain or lose weight, finding the right balance between what you eat and how much you work out is key.

Some people may follow a strict exercise regimen so that they can eat what they want, while others follow a healthy lifestyle all the time. What about you? Which is your focus: eating healthy, exercising regularly, or both?

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beesknees1 beesknees1 5 years
Yeah, I think I pretty much said that...
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 5 years
These go HAND IN HAND! In order to be completely healthy, you have to do BOTH! Plus, working out makes you want to eat better and eating better makes you want to work out! Check out my new blog: http://grubbing-with-gigi.onsugar.com/
beesknees1 beesknees1 5 years
Eating healthy is my priority right now. It's easier to not eat the 300 calorie cookie than to run 5km. I'm getting over a knee injury and will ease back into running (which I do love), but need to lose extra weight first. Exercise is great for cardiovascular health, energy, mood, immune system health, and the list goes on! I don't believe it's the best option for losing weight though.
amber512 amber512 5 years
I'm better about the exercise, but I try to do both.
Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine 5 years
It depends on what else I'm doing in my life! These past few months I've really fallen off the healthy eating wagon, but I'm still exercising frequently.
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