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Dieting v/s Exercise

  • Marzan Jamia
  • Marzan Jamia
  • 20 Feb 2020



When it comes to slimming down, which one matters more—exercise or diet?

It is important to go by the advice of experts who understands because more than often, women struggle when it comes to losing weight!

Go To Gym

Simply put by Michele Olson who is a Ph.D. holder, a professor of physical education and exercise science at Auburn University at Montgomery, it is possible to shed weight by just cutting down on food but the exercise still remains important. This is because when you lose weight by dieting, you are not just losing fat but also losing muscle and bone density.

Now when you do work out, you are growing metabolic tissues and you are losing only from fat.

It is frustrating to be static on the weight machine but this is because the fat in your body takes up more room than bones and once you are thinner, although your clothes fit better there will be little or no change in your weight.

To make a significant change in your body, you don’t necessarily have to do heavy exercise. Having a work out ritual 5 times a week is enough when you do it for about an hour. It can be anything fun do make sure it is enjoyable for you so that you can keep doing it for longer.

Resistance training is a great idea if you are interested in losing weight faster through using your body weight against gravity through workouts like squats and lunges combining with lifting weights.

What makes work out always a better idea is that it has other advantages to it too like boosting a person’s mood through the release of dopamine in the body.

Eat Mindfully

Eating healthy is non-negotiable if you are trying to fit into your old pair of jeans.

As explained by Shawn M. Talbott, a Ph.D. holder and, a nutritional biochemist as well as the former director of the University of Utah Nutrition Clinic, losing weight depends 75% on diet and 25% on exercise. Hence, to see results – one MUST eat smart!

While having a diet low on carbohydrates like rice which is a Bengali staple, is a great idea, it may not be sustainable in the long run. Instead, having a balanced diet mostly with fruits and vegetables as well as lean protein like chicken and fish plus whole grain can do wonder!

If you try cutting calories dramatically, this may backfire because it will cost your metabolism rate!

The rule is to allow 10 calories per pound of body weight. Following this, say a woman weighing 150 pounds can eat 1,500 calories in a day.

Being mindful of such details will make your journey of transforming your body easy and efficient without you having to be too hard on yourself.

Diet and exercise go hand in hand but one must always keep in mind that a bad diet will never give you results even when you are working out consistently.

With working women the struggle is real but mindful initiatives like City Alo get it and keeps organizing events to accommodate the validation of the female body and mind. If you want to try something different like yoga or Pilates, there are plenty of opportunities in Dhaka right now so just drop by their trial classes with your City Bank Debit Card! If you like it, swap and commit! To stay updated, just a click to https://cityalo.com/ will do!

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