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Nutrition or exercise?

fitk29fitk29 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
Is it more about nutrition with weight loss or exercise?

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  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 24,940Member Member Posts: 24,940Member Member
  • jan110144jan110144 Posts: 930Member, Premium Member Posts: 930Member, Premium Member
    Both! Exercise allows me to eat more normally and still lose weight. Aldo, it acts as a bit of an appetite suppressant for me. I have a lit more difficulty stating within calorie budget if I don't get exercise in. Finally, I sleep much better when I exercise and feeling rested makes it much easier to stay on plan.
  • SarahMorganPSarahMorganP Posts: 913Member Member Posts: 913Member Member
    I can't exercise, can't even walk more than 10min without being in bed for days after due to a disease I have. So for me, nutrition is it.
  • lorrpblorrpb Posts: 10,341Member Member Posts: 10,341Member Member
    What do you mean by "it"? Weight loss? Fitness? A specific appearance? Health?
  • Running2FitRunning2Fit Posts: 710Member Member Posts: 710Member Member
    The first few months of my weight loss I focused primarily on diet and lost weight successfully. I’ve now added quite a bit of exercise (5 days a week). I eat back all my exercise calories so the exercise is really for health/fitness over weight loss.
  • WinoGelatoWinoGelato Posts: 13,055Member Member Posts: 13,055Member Member
    Calorie deficit for weight loss.

    Nutrition for overall health and perhaps impacting satiety (some people find certain macro splits fill them up more).

    Exercise for fitness, body composition, stress relief....
  • azzeazsaleh5429azzeazsaleh5429 Posts: 77Member Member Posts: 77Member Member
    It is mostly nutrition 95% and exercise 5% for weightloss.
  • WinoGelatoWinoGelato Posts: 13,055Member Member Posts: 13,055Member Member
    It is mostly nutrition 95% and exercise 5% for weightloss.

    So if I eat a diet rich in macro and micro nutrients but exceed my calorie target by 500 each day I will still lose weight?
  • 88olds88olds Posts: 2,766Member Member Posts: 2,766Member Member
    I can easily undo an hour or more at the gym in less than 5 minutes with a fork in my hand.
  • Machka9Machka9 Posts: 14,056Member Member Posts: 14,056Member Member
    It can be both. :)
  • noodlesnonoodlesno Posts: 61Member, Premium Member Posts: 61Member, Premium Member
    Someone once told me that Abs are built in the gym but revealed in the kitchen. Not sure how true that is but it was a good line.

    The ONLY way to lose weight is to be in a calorie deficit. The easiest way to do that is watching what you eat, if you try to exercise your way out of a bad diet then you will be in the gym constantly. However, find the balance for you to how much kcal you want to put in via food vs how much you burn off to make the calorie deficit.

    Personally, I love exercise and food so I burn at least 800kcals a day beyond living so I can eat more and still lose weight.
  • nisie3nisie3 Posts: 78Member Member Posts: 78Member Member
    Calories in vs calories out! As long as you’re burning more than you’re consuming you’re good!
  • an0393naan0393na Posts: 840Member Member Posts: 840Member Member
    Calories is king... Cardio helps burn calories which means weight-loss and weights workouts help to make your body look good once the weight comes off
  • PhotoSamPhotoSam Posts: 10Member Member Posts: 10Member Member
    Nutrition is more important. Without proper nutrition, your body won't be properly fueled for any exercise you do. "It all comes down to calories" is bad advice. What is better for you.... calories from Twinkies, or from a banana? You can't out exercise a bad diet.
  • estherdragonbatestherdragonbat Posts: 5,004Member Member Posts: 5,004Member Member
    Monodiets are bad for you in general. A diet composed solely of bananas is just as bad (and, depending on your goals, possibly worse) than one composed solely of Twinkies. Why not enjoy both? And add some protein?
  • WinoGelatoWinoGelato Posts: 13,055Member Member Posts: 13,055Member Member
    PhotoSam wrote: »
    Nutrition is more important. Without proper nutrition, your body won't be properly fueled for any exercise you do. "It all comes down to calories" is bad advice. What is better for you.... calories from Twinkies, or from a banana? You can't out exercise a bad diet.

    The original question was related to weight loss. In the context of weight loss, 100 calories from a twinkie and 100 calories from a banana are going to have an identical impact on weight loss. Calories are a unit of measure.
    Nutrition is important, and no one is saying otherwise; but for impact on weight loss, it really all comes down to calories.


  • MikePTYMikePTY Posts: 2,395Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,395Member, Premium Member
    I think you are confusing "nutrition" with "food". Nutrition is totally different from eating at a calorie deficit. You can eat food low in nutrients that care low in calories and you will still lose weight. Nutrients are important for overall health, but as far as weight loss, the focus is on calories.

    As far as exercise, exercise can assist in weight loss because it will burn calorie which will allow you to eat more and still hit your goal. However, most of the work is usually done with caloric intake control when it comes to weight loss.
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