Diet vs. Exercise
As we head into spring, we think about buying a new home...but we also think about getting out and enjoying the springtime weather.
Did you know...a two-year research study suggests that dieting produces weight loss followed by regaining after treatment ends, whereas exercise alone produces smaller weight losses but better maintenance.
According to nutritional biochemist Gale B. Carey, exercise training makes fat cells more sensitive to hormones that tell them to release fat. Adenosine, on the other hand, tells cells to hold onto their fat. Exercise helps fat cells ignore adenosine. If you exercise without reducing your caloric intake or even overeat, fat cells lose their ability to ignore adenosine. Dietary overindulgence attenuates the effects of exercise.
So what does this mean? Eating a wide variety of foods, plenty of fruits and vegetables, limiting processed carbohydrates and fats in combination with regular exercise are the best ways to lose weight.