What’s More Important Diet or Exercise?
You have probably heard of the following: “It’s all about the diet!” // “It’s all about the exercise!” // “To get results it’s 80% diet and 20% exercise!”
Through my own experience and working with clients, to achieve sustainable long-lasting results, it’s all about 100% living a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and good nutritional habits.
Your lifestyle includes the food you eat, the liquid you drink, how much exercise you do, how often you work/ study, how much you sleep, the people you socialise with and much more. All areas of your lifestyle need to be addressed and in check to successfully achieve and sustain your fitness goals.
If your goal is to lose weight, get fit and build muscle then 3 to 4 hours of exercise per week, over a prolonged period, is all that’s required to get you results. Assuming you’re performing the right type of exercise and working at the appropriate level of intensity.
However, all your hard work will be wasted if you chose to not put the same level of dedication into your diet.
Exercising stimulates the change, but the actual change can only be optimised when exercising has been matched by good nutrition.
If you are consuming more calories than you’re burning or you’re not eating enough calories per day, then you will not achieve the results you desire.
1 hour of exercise per day equates to just 4% of your day, therefore it’s what you do with the remaining 23 hours that truly matters.