I stumbled upon one (misleading) article titled, “Why exercise won’t make you lose weight,” explaining the superiority of daily nutrition compared to exercise in long-term weight loss. While I agree that what we eat on a daily basis has a profound effect on our overall weight, the general thought of exercise making little impact is insane! .
Arguments made in favour for focusing primarily on diet included “you’d be better off not exercising and just eat less,” and “exercise increases appetite, therefore diet should be the only focus initially.” .
What about the fact that long-term physical activity positively influences your basal metabolic rate, as building lean muscle mass will increase “calories out” most undoubtedly? Additionally, another study concluded that a single bout of weight-bearing exercise acutely increased basal metabolic rate persisting for 48 hours afterwards!
Does anyone else believe this may be a little misleading for the public reading this? In my practice, I believe that adopting and transitioning toward a healthy lifestyle (nutrition + physical activity) will offer the greatest results short and long-term. What are your thoughts? Please share in the comments! Here is the link to the article: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/04/health/diet-exercise-weight-loss/index.html