Diet or Workout?

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I'd choose to diet over exercising any day. I hate exercising unless I can disguise it as something else like playing kickball, or vacuuming, or swimming. You would never catch me outside jogging lol although I do occasionally lift weights and I like yoga.

A diet is just so much easier for me to do, and I usually drop weight faster with a diet. I wish I enjoyed exercise though, because I would like to be more toned and hard bodied but meh..... Can't have everything

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Originally Posted by midgi
I drop weight much faster w dieting.

I have such a slow metabolism though, I have to practically not eat to lose weight. I won't see results w just exercising alone. And I hate exercising. I'm lazy. I like running, but only treadmill running, and my treadmill has been broken for a while so I probably have no endurance.


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^ yeah, I don't like running outside, well, that may be because we don't have a good place to run. But we sold our treadmill, so I haven't been able to run. I miss it.
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Ack youre right dieting has both definitions but in popular society its taken upon the bad meaning of it...

I just think its ridiculous how fast i lost weight x.x im actually kind of creeped out by it- maybe you ladies should try interval training? its supposed to cut weight the fastest plus healthy diet!
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Are you talking about going no a diet for let's say a month to loose weight?
I would never go on a diet. I don't feel like restricting myself.
I do however eat very healthy everyday and darnit, when I want the cookie I eat it, just not everyday.

Let my wrap it up:
Going on a diet can help shed pounds, but a) is it fat you're shedding or water? b) diets won't give you muscles. That's a big argument for me, because muscles burn more calories even when your not working out.
I'll have a cookie now.
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^ yeah, I don't like running outside, well, that may be because we don't have a good place to run. But we sold our treadmill, so I haven't been able to run. I miss it.
Originally Posted by KurlyPrincess
I went for a run Saturday, and this morning. Both times I made it a mile, which is pretty good for me, outside, and for how long it's been. I really have to pace myself though.


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^That's great... I used to walk 3 miles everyday.. but that took up an hour of my day and I wasn't really into that.
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^That's great... I used to walk 3 miles everyday.. but that took up an hour of my day and I wasn't really into that.
Originally Posted by KurlyPrincess
Ya, after my treadmill broke I started walking 3 miles a day, sometimes 5 miles on the weekends. It's hard for me to get that kind of time with 2 kids. So that just kind of went away.

I def need to do both though. I know even with exercise, I still have to watch my eating habits. Plus I hate feeling all gross and bloated and weighed down by bad food.

I hate that it's so hard for me to find time to exercise. The only option really, now, is to get up early in the morning.

Oh how I hate mornings.


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For most poeple exercise alone isn't enough to lose or manage weight. It takesa whole lot of exercise to burn a little bit of calories.

So, for some people it's not enough.
^That's great... I used to walk 3 miles everyday.. but that took up an hour of my day and I wasn't really into that.
Originally Posted by KurlyPrincess
Ya, after my treadmill broke I started walking 3 miles a day, sometimes 5 miles on the weekends. It's hard for me to get that kind of time with 2 kids. So that just kind of went away.

I def need to do both though. I know even with exercise, I still have to watch my eating habits. Plus I hate feeling all gross and bloated and weighed down by bad food.

I hate that it's so hard for me to find time to exercise. The only option really, now, is to get up early in the morning.

Oh how I hate mornings.


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Originally Posted by iroc
Oh, I know. I hate the feeling of being weighed down. I currently feel that way. I can find time to exercise, it's just getting around to doing it. The weather is perfecto for running right now! I love it!
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Thank you for the article.
I do agree with some points, but not everything.
First of all ,some people just are naturally lean. Period. Most of the times these same people have more difficulty building muscle MASS which can be a downside, but that's up to everyone.
I do agree with the fat-free trap, but I also think that eating the wrong kinds of fats can actually make you gain a few.
Good fats are definitely all sorts of natural vegetable fats/oils.
It gets tricky with Trans-fat acids and animal fat.

The article generalizes to much. Yeah, I understand ,the author did that on purpose, but I wish he had just used one sentence to at least mention the exceptions.
I'm not a huge fan of dieting either, but much of your size, shape, body, etc, has to do more with what you eat than exercise.

Exercise is important, but you can exercise and still be fat. And many people are thin and never exercise at all.


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Originally Posted by iroc
I just want to point out alot of people who are thin and dont work can also have very high metabolisms and people who work out and far fat arent exercising effectively...you can technically excercise and if its effective eat bad every day (I see this all the time, not that its healthy or an excuse) but they are work-out-aholics ...

working out the right way can burn more calories post-work out.. and eating certain foods continue to burn hours after a meal... but bottom line
sweat=results ...

if your really serious about the diet though Id say get a juicer ( a good one) and get into the raw vegetable and fruit juicing daily.. not only does it curb your appetite but the energy it gives you is INSANE.. after months of not working and a few weeks of juicing i got on the track and literally shocked myself that instead of just trying to make it a lap with out stopping I was going on three before I said wow... this isnt so bad...

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I'd much *prefer* to just exercise, but to lose weight I need to both count my calories (and not eat crap) AND exercise.

For weight maintenance, though, exercise is the key. (for me).

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