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Exercise or diet?

What do you think has more impact on physical appearance: a regular diet with tons of exercise (think half marathon), or a reduced calorie diet with some exercise (think salad and yoga)?
Posted on March 9, 2007 at 1:32 pm
Bonnie
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foxyja86
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I think everyone's body is different, I HATE exercise, but I'm miserable when I have to give up the foods I love.... for me it's best when I combine some exercise with portion control

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 1:33 am
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Both, but nto to those extremes!  I will never run a half marathon (10km which is about a 1/4 marathon was enough for me) and just living on salad isn't healthy either.  I think diet plays a huge role in dropping pounds.  While exercise in general - running, yoga, situps, etc - give your muscle tone.  Losing body fat and gaining muscle mass both change the physical appearance of your body.


Due to a car accident injury I can't work out like I used to, therefore I won't be getting the cardio calorie burn or muscle tone I desire, so I'm relying more on my diet.  Challenging, but I'm doing the best I can (with still allowing some chocolate).

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 2:00 am
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both , lower calorie intake an exercise

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 2:22 am
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A combo of both would be perfect.

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 2:23 am
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depends- what do you mean by 'regular diet'?

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 2:40 am
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both!!!!

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 2:40 am
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Both

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 2:41 am
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Both. The key is that your exercise needs to burn off (relative to how much you want loose) needs to exceede what you intake.

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 2:50 am
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both!

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 3:03 am
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Regular diet with lots of exercise....... First of all, you'll get so used to all the exercise you'll find you have a ton of energy and overall love the way you feel (endorphins!!!!) after a good workout.... and second you don't have to feel like you're missing out on any good food, because you don't have to restrict yourself as much! OVERALL YOU"LL BE A MUCH HAPPIER PERSON!

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 3:12 am
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Posted on September 21, 2010 at 3:19 am
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Posted on September 21, 2010 at 3:28 am
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Diet/nutrition FOR SURE! Exercise is important for toning and cardiovascular health, but weight is impacted much more by diet.

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 3:32 am
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both because one complements the other.

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 3:37 am
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I say both that is what I am doing..

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 7:38 am
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I say a good combination of both:) I've done this and lost almost 25lbs since June:)


MY DH would say diet. He stopped eating chips and junkfood 2 months now and has lost 14lbs!!

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 7:45 am
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being healthy and looking good is 20% exercise and 80% what you eat. you can't really have one without the other


and when I saw what you eat I mean a well balanced diet. Not starving yourself.

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 7:46 am
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Weight is always 80% diet!!! But always good to exercise :)
Posted on September 21, 2010 at 7:47 am
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Posted on September 21, 2010 at 7:55 am
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