Needless to say, a healthy diet and regular exercise is a must for any weight loss program. Many people focus on strict diet to lose weight while others concentrate on strenuous exercise to drop the extra pounds. But most depend on reducing the calorie intake and regularly working out to shed the extra pounds. Even after all these struggles the extra pounds seems to be fixed and refuse to budge a bit. What one needs to know is that one strategy alone may not work wonders. Understanding the facts in combining the two strategies of diet and exercise is very important in having good results.
Exercise alone may also not be helpful in losing weight. Without control over the intake of calories one may not see the expected result in losing extra pounds. The focus on weight loss in any case is having a healthy diet. Losing weight help in being more active and this helps in further weight loss. Thus being physically active is also very crucial in losing weight.
Maintaining the weight loss is as important as losing extra pounds and for this regular exercise is very important. Those who focus on diet to lose weight may not be very successful in sustaining the weight loss for a long time. Diet alone may help only in temporary weight loss. Thus one cannot have a diet alone or exercise along strategy for being healthy. It has to work together for long term benefits.
We often overestimate the quantity and quality of physical activity done by us. The activity done may not balance the splurge. Many often forget the amount of food ate or drank that day. To add to it many spend the rest of the day in sedentary activities. Splurging on favorite food and then spending the day without any physical activities does no good in maintaining the lost weight. If you are going to depend on the calorie monitor in your exercise machine it may not present a true story.