By far this is the best advice... suggestion... tip... or whatever else you want to call it, I've ever received.
Diet vs. Exercise...it's no contest...Diet wins every time. Weight loss is 80% how much you eat and 20% how much you move. If you get the diet right... workout smart and intense... you will be successful.
You can't out exercise a bad diet...EVER!!!
The best metaphor I've heard that desribes it is this...Diet vs. Exercise is like GOD on Jeopardy...it's a mismatch.
Here are four videos I found on youtube to illustrate my point. Watch the first one then just click on episode #2, #3, and #4. Remember, they illustrate the absurd by being absurd. Enjoy them...www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQbuzsY_34Q