With new year comes new year resolutions and losing weight almost always tops people’s list. Guess what? A latest study can change the way you plan to achieve that resolution. Recent study reveals that diet is more important in comparison to perform physical activities.
Lisa Drayer a nutritionist said to CNN that “what you omit from your diet is so much more important than how much you exercise.”
People who lose weight gradually (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not equal to food intake, which accounts for 100 per cent of the energy intake of the body, according to Kravitz.
The study suggests that 10 per cent of the total calories are burned digesting the food and approximately 10 to 30 per cent are lost through physical activity.
All of your “calories in” come from the food you eat and the beverages you drink, but only a portion of your “calories out” are lost through exercise, revealed nutritionist Drayer.
Exercising is still of utmost importance. It is of huge significance for building strength and muscle mass and flexibility and can help manage diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. Exercise can help with weight loss, diet is a much more important lifestyle factor, Drayer added.
With inputs from IANS