Losing weight can be a difficult process and many women wish that there was a more simple process.

But the only way to lose weight is through a combination of diet and exercise – it is the only successful way to lose weight. The question is, what is more important diet or exercise?

To lead a healthy lifestyle, you must eat healthily and adopt an exercise regime. Weight loss is boosted when you combine a healthy diet with an exercise regime and simple and effective goals – but what is probably most important is the food that you eat.

Food is most responsible for your weight loss or gain, because food is what contributes the most as to how many calories you take in.

For example, eating 100g of chocolate means that you take in 520 calories. If you walk for 1 hour on that same day, you burn off around 300 of those calories, which still leaves you with a calorie intake of 200.

However, if you didn’t eat the chocolate in the first place, you’d have a calorie deficit of 300, which would lead to weight loss if you followed a healthy living plan for the rest of the week.

A healthy diet has a bigger impact on your weight loss than exercising does.

However, regular exercise will help to prevent weight gain and will help to maintain regular weight loss. Exercising can also boost your metabolism, which is another way to boost weight loss.

Your metabolism can be increased by increasing the amount of lean body mass you have – and you can easily increase the amount of lean body mass you have by doing muscle strengthening and building exercises, such as squats, lunges and weight training. Increasing your lean body mass will also boost your BMR – take a look on our website to calculate your BMR.

Weight loss is very simple – it depends on how much you put in, and how much you put out through burning the calories off. If you put too much in without burning enough of it off, you’ll gain weight. If you put less in and burn more of it off, you’ll lose weight.


  • The concept is simple but I find that putting it into practice can be a lot harder. For example, I have a headache today and I will probably opt for something easy to eat and might not end up getting any exercise. Therefore balancing my input and output when I don’t have the energy to make sound food decisions becomes a challenge.

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  • Both are very important, if you want to stay healthy and keep on the right track definitely both are important.

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  • They are both nearly equal in some areas however usually it is 80% nutrition 20% movement there is no point exercising your body to exhaustion if you don’t give it good fuel to keep it going.

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  • Thank you for the tips, they’re great

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  • Thanks =) good tips im starting my new clean eating next week =) and gym when kids go back to school

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  • i think both are equally important..we are what we eat and Do..nice read…

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  • I think they are equally as important as each other!

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  • I think they’re as important as each other, but I think it’s a bit more of a challenge to get the eating healthy right & just try to incorporate some exercise into each day. Or at least a couple days a week.

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  • I always thought they were both as important as each other, one is to stop more, and one is to loose what is already gained

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  • Definitely true, the mantra at my gym is ‘you can’t out train a bad diet.’

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  • Need to get the right balance of food and exercise.

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  • Very interesting article but I believe both factors are very important in a daily lifestyle.

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  • I agree with your article but I can’t bring myself to count calories.

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  • I think they are both important: balanced diet + healthy lifestyle = win!

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  • I think they are both important and should be factored in equally

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