Motivation Tip: Weight loss success happens in the kitchen

Motivation Tip 37 -Weight loss success happens in the kitchenMotivation Tip 37 -Weight loss success happens in the kitchen

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Healthy eating is key to weight loss.  

Motivation Tip 37 -Weight loss success happens in the kitchen

Motivation Tip 37 -Weight loss success happens in the kitchen

Apple, Scale, and Tape Measure

Apple, Scale, and Tape Measure

Weight loss is not easy but it is even harder if you make poor decisions.  I have always heard that “weight loss is 1% inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration”.    The problem is that this could not be further from the truth.  Weight loss success occurs in the kitchen and not in the gym.  

The reason portion control is more effective than exercise in inducing a caloric deficit is that it takes a huge amount of exercise to create a deficit for one pound of weight loss per week.  A single pound of weight loss is about 3500 calories per week or about 500-700 per day.  That means if you walk for exercise, you would have to walk for nearly 2 hours per day at 4 miles per hour.  If you run, you would have to run for about 45 minutes.  You can quickly see that exercise alone will probably no get you there.  The average person just cannot maintain this amount of exercise with their busy schedule.

The bottom line: It is plain and simple.  Your dietary consumption is more important than how much you exercise.  Sure, exercise will help bring it off quicker, but it will be much harder is you try to lose with exercise along.  

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ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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