Diet alone can help a person lose weight, but dieting isn’t typically healthy for long periods of time.
In the same way, exercise alone can help in weight loss but the result won’t be the same like that of combined exercising with proper diet.
Balanced Weight Loss and Exercise:
Quick weight loss usually comes from extreme dieting or fad diets that remove a significant part of one’s diet, such as carbohydrates, fats or sugars. While this can be a catalyst for losing weight, extreme dieting is unhealthy for more than just to lose a few pounds.
On the flip side, exercising does not give a person the automatic right to eat whatever they want. Many people make the mistake of thinking that they can eat junk food or food in large quantities because they are exercising, but such is not the case – there is a way to eat to lose weight and be healthier.
While exercising definitely increases the caloric burning process and eventually causes a person to lose weight, the basic principal still stands; you must burn more calories than you consume in order to lose weight effectively.
A good weight loss and exercise program makes the process easier over an extended period of time.
How To Make Weight Loss and Exercise Compliment Each Other:
The first way to make weight loss and exercise work in partnership with one another is to determine your goals. How much weight do you want to lose? Do you want to tone? Do you want to build muscle? Are there any physical or health boundaries that you should consider before coming up with a routine of weight loss and exercise? Once you have answered these questions, you can begin your road to losing weight.
Barring any major health risks associated with exercise and subsequent weight loss, you can begin getting exercise at home or from a gym, both with their own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Exercising from home often makes it easier because you don’t have to leave your home or drive anywhere to do it.
You can exercise from very lightly with lifting soup cans to more extreme, going for a run in your neighborhood.
Joining a gym will give you access to various weight machines, as well as a community for new ideas and suggestions for exercising and achieving weight loss. The downside to exercising at home is that you may have less motivation for continuation or get bored with your options, but if you join a gym, there is typically an expensive membership fee that comes with it.
Either way, exercise and diet are no doubt the best way to effectively lose weight, and a perfect balance of the two normally guarantees slow but permanent weight loss in a healthy, beneficial way.