Nutrition vs. Exercise - What's more important?
What do you think is more important? What you eat
or what you do? If it comes down to calories in and
calories out does it even matter? Doesn't that mean
they are equal then?
The simple answer is no. I am not sure what
scientists used to figure it out, but a recent study
I read said that losing weight was about 70% nutrition
and 30% exercise.
I don't know why this is, but it makes common sense to me.
Nutrition is more important, because besides it controlling
your calories in. it also controls the calories out. It controls
calories out because it is the fuel that you body will burn to
do these exercises.
The food you eat doesn't just give you calories, it gives you the
basic building blocks your body needs. If you cut down your
calories but eat like crap, your body won't be healthy enough to
exercise to it's best ability.
Exercise and nutrition both very important, but remember at
the end of the day nutrition is the more important factor.
Eating disorder groups say the same thing, that eating is much more important than working out. First you get the food right, then you can work out a little.