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    How Important Is Exercise For Weight Loss?

    If you’d asked me a decade ago what was the best method of weight loss, if I choose only exercise or diet, but not both, I would have said exercise all day. That is, increase exercise, lean body mass, and so forth, to create a caloric deficit vs reducing calories if I could only choose one. That conclusion appears to have been wrong, and I’m here to explain why. On the surface, that appears to turn a sacred cow of the fitness world on its head, but in retrospect, I think we knew it all along. Hey, someone said “you can’t out exercise a bad diet” and that’s essentially true. Who ever said it, just didn’t realize just how true it is.

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    Based on personal experience, I think you could rephrase “Once you hit 30, you can’t out exercise a bad diet.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by JediGuy View Post
    Based on personal experience, I think you could rephrase “Once you hit 30, you can’t out exercise a bad diet.”
    30?! LOL. 40 appears to be the number where metabolic changes take place where most people really notice it. You're a kid at 30. To the point, it gets more difficult with age, with 40 being a fairly good marker, but the base conclusion does not change. I could eat damn near anything as a kid, but I was also moving a lot, etc. These days, we see obese kids all the time, so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    30?! LOL. 40 appears to be the number where metabolic changes take place where most people really notice it. You're a kid at 30. To the point, it gets more difficult with age, with 40 being a fairly good marker, but the base conclusion does not change. I could eat damn near anything as a kid, but I was also moving a lot, etc. These days, we see obese kids all the time, so...
    Yep and if you have good genes that number is 50.

    The answer is both diet and exercise are critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKGuns View Post
    Yep and if you have good genes that number is 50.

    The answer is both diet and exercise are critical.
    As always, we are looking at averages and the bell curve, which depends on variables such as genetics, life style, etc. None that changes the base conclusion of that article. Both are important, but exercise does not contribute nearly as much as once thought as it pertains to weight loss. Obviously, there's a long list of reasons to get exercise regardless. Bottom line, as it pertains to weight loss, exercise is not as critical we thought.
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