Exercise And Diet Vs. Diet Essay

2444 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 10 Pages
Exercise & Diet Vs. Diet 3,500, that is the number of calories you would need to burn, compared to the amount you intake, in order to lose one pound of fat. So which is more beneficial, losing weight through diet and exercise or dieting alone? Ensuring a calorie deficit of 3,500 is quite difficult without exercise and while I personally believe both are required for weight loss, I feel as though exercise is still very vital. There are many health benefits for ensuring continuous exercise, but without exercise what could a simple diet possibly do for you? However, one could argue that it would take way too much exercise to burn a burrito off than it would if you were simply watching your weight through the caloric intake. “As a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise” (Huffington Post). This is why many argue that dieting alone is much better than having to exercise and diet when it comes to losing weight. Although, a healthy diet is also a great choice for anybody trying to live a healthy lifestyle, with all the benefits of exercising, eating less will come naturally. So to those who think that dieting alone helps to lose weight more than adding exercise into their routine, I believe they are wrong, especially when I have personally experienced this. There are many health benefits for ensuring continuous exercise, but without exercise what could a simple diet possibly do for you? Eliminating the thought of forcing yourself on a…

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