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What would you choose to lose weight: diet or exercise?

  1. milenaamr profile image68
    milenaamrposted 7 years ago

    What would you choose to lose weight: diet or exercise?

    I know that combining both will be the best solution but please choose one.


  2. Mmiller_89 profile image83
    Mmiller_89posted 7 years ago

    For me, I would have to chose exercise. It keeps your body fit, and if pick activities you like it can be enjoyable to! If I couldn't exercise, and had to rely on diet to lose weight I would probably go nuts.

    Diets are too restrictive in my opinion, as long as you get your vital nutrients and don't over indulge no food should be off limits (except when a health condition mandates it of course).

  3. Max Graham profile image60
    Max Grahamposted 7 years ago

    In my opinion, a diet is never going to help you to lose weight. At least not in a good way. Only if you were to starve yourself. You need the calories to provide enough energy to get you through the day.
    Exercise is a far better way of losing weight. I've just written a hub about this as a matter of fact, you should check it out.

  4. Tatjana-Mihaela profile image60
    Tatjana-Mihaelaposted 7 years ago

    Strange question: one cannot go without another.  Healthy diet does not need to be too restrictive, neither exercises to exchausting - for long term effect only combination can work. Choosing only one of them means that diet will have only short-term effect.

  5. wingedcentaur profile image84
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    Exercise is the best. You want to increase your metabolism and try to turn your body into a "fat-burning machine." For women, it is especially important to do weight training. Far the popular position held decades ago that thought this activity unseemly for women, weight training is vital. Why? Because it promotes the thickening and hardening of bones (as you no doubt know, women tend to lose calcium more readily than men....). You want to increase your muscle to fat ratio. You are aware, of course, you can lift weights without turning into the She-Hulk!

    Well, Good Luck!

  6. colonial82 profile image61
    colonial82posted 7 years ago

    In my opinion it really is a combination of both.  You need to exercise and have the right diet.  You also can't starve yourself to loose weight because that is unhealthy and not really the most efficient way to loose weight.

    Have a great day smile

  7. dealrocker profile image59
    dealrockerposted 7 years ago

    In my opinion, doing exercise is much better than going on diet. But that doesn't mean one should go for a heavy food. A balanced diet should be taken while losing weight in order to provide body the necessary elements it wants.

  8. dabeaner profile image56
    dabeanerposted 7 years ago

    Excercise to build muscle.  Muscle replacing fat will allow you to eat the same and -- depending on how and what you eat -- will either slow weight gain or result in weight loss.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/rev-up-your-met … well-being

  9. personaltraining profile image52
    personaltrainingposted 7 years ago

    why choose? You need both.

    However, no amount of training is going to make up for bad nutrition. If you consume too many calories, and especially too many empty calories you will not lose weight.

    So if i am forced to choose between the two i will reluctantly say "diet" although to really get results you need to do some exercise as well.

  10. QudsiaP1 profile image61
    QudsiaP1posted 7 years ago

    Exercise, I actually have an entire hub on this topic.

  11. babybrownfox profile image70
    babybrownfoxposted 7 years ago

    I think both should go together. I have written a hub called The Diet Solution Program by Isabel De Los Rios: What makes it different from other diet programs. It may help find the right answers.