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which one is more important for weight loss - diet or exercise?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Balance the two: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What is more important for weight loss: diet or exercise?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Diet: Calories in are an important part of weight loss. That is not to minimize the importance of exercise and activity, however, if you eat one slice of cheesecake at a restaurant (600-800 calories) you would have to walk for 2 hours to burn those additional calories. Many are not aware of the caloric value and fat content of their diet. Ultimately both should be incorporated.

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