The Exercise Myth: Exercise won't make you thin!
Too many people think that exercise alone will make you thin, it won’t! Weight loss is certainly 80-90% about what you eat and 10-20% exercise. While exercise does certainly help, you need to focus on one critical aspect ‘eating good quality calories’. Most people store fat mainly because we eat the wrong kind of calories (refined high carb food, that lacks fibre and is made with low-nutrient white flours, thickeners and added sugars).
You can’t out train a bad diet. Many fit athletes are still overweight despite training 6 days a week. Just look around at gym or see the starting line at many big running, cycling or triathlon events. Other factors that can affect weight loss are sleep quality, stress, your emotional state, your thyroid, adrenals and your health. Always aim to eat for health first, be consistent and plan ahead to ensure you have good food (as it takes longer to prepare and goes off quickly).
To sum up:
- Food selection is critical to achieving your goal weight. Eat a lot of vegetables, eat the rainbow but try to get more green veg for optimal results.
- Exercise is important but don't believe the "calories in vs calories out" myth. Only eat quality complex calories from real whole food, not calories from added sugar, white bread, flour, oil and fats and certainly don’t drink sugary soft drinks.