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TACDGB Posts: 6,136
4/15/13 12:36 A

I do believe that you are missing out on a healthy life style by not eating right. there are so many good nutritious recipes that taste good. If I had not done this I would of never found a love for orange, yellow and red peppers. I would of never tasted brown rice and come to love it. I would of never seen how healthy I have become.

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4/14/13 11:15 P

Me either. It's a lot faster to exercise and watch what you're eating together, in order to lose weight. The chances of getting discouraged are less because of that, in my opinion. emoticon

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4/14/13 11:11 P

not me!

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NIKKIKERN12 Posts: 766
4/14/13 11:01 P

NOT ME!! Maybe in my younger years but definitely not now. I lost most of my weight with only diet because I knew I had to start off with one and diet is a HUGE part of weight loss. Once the pounds started coming off and I was close to my goal weight I added in exercise. Actually, I was within 1 pound of my goal weight before the holidays and now I am up 10. I exercised the entire time but made some bad food decisions from Thanksgiving through January. I think that's proof enough exercise alone usually won't cut it.

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4/14/13 9:16 P

Who would want to?

While I understand not wanting to limit what you eat, all the exercise in the world won't help you if you're still eating too much. It takes 5 miles of walking for the average person to burn off 500 calories... whereas, just cutting out soda and portions can do the same for a single day's intake.

Improving your diet's about more than cutting calories, though; making sure you get a balanced, healthy intake of nutrients improves heart health, lowers cholesterol, and has a host of other benefits.

On the other side of the coin, can you lose weight by diet alone with out exercise?

Of course. Again.. who would want to? Exercising allows you to eat more, while still losing weight, and provides more heart-helathy benefits and improved metabolic performance.



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TACDGB Posts: 6,136
4/14/13 7:59 P

plain and simple....you can't out train a bad diet. no amount of working out will fix bad eating habits and help with weight loss. I started walking years ago......and changed my eating habits for the better. Then the weight came off. More came off when I became a clean eater. So no it won't work..............!

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4/14/13 7:59 P

I'm sure it's possible but it is easier to lose weight by changing calorie intake.

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4/14/13 2:11 P

If the diet has no problems in terms of the type of food consumed but only it is neither deficient in calories nor in a surplus of calories, exercise could tip the balance for fat loss without changing the diet. In all other cases, exercise alone won't cut it.

Even then, the intensity of exercise would have to be constantly increased as the fat loss will reduce the maintenance calories requiring a larger deficiency for further fat loss.

Edited by: MPLANE37 at: 4/14/2013 (14:15)
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BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,979
4/14/13 4:48 A

You would have to exercise all day everyday to burn the calories required to lose weight without altering diet, unless you already have a healthy and appropriate calorie diet. Even then the weight loss would be slow.

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4/14/13 2:54 A

Who's lost weight without modifying your nutrition or caloric intake?
What kind of eating regiment were you on to start with so that we can learn from your experience?

The race to fitness is unending for when you reach your goals, it becomes a race to stay ahead of the temptations that seek to pull back to where you came from!
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