Originally Posted by CerebralCortex
Trust me diet and fitness are one in the same thing when it comes to weight management.
\thinks about how to phrase this in sweeping general statements...
Let's say, for example, that your body is analogous to a car, with a clapped out, banger of a veh-icle that struggles to reach 50kmph akin to the body of someone who has neglecting their physique (i.e. overweight, unfit).
If you put crap petrol in a crap car, it won't run well (I don't know if petrol actually comes in grades but for the sake of this discussion it does
). Likewise if you put junk food in your less-than-ideal body it won't run well.
If you were to put grade A+ petrol in your sub-par body it might run better, but it will only be temporarily. Sooner or later something will inevitably break down and no amount of super high quality fuel will bring it back to life.
But if you were to overhaul the car - new bodywork, new tyres, a bit of general engine tlc - the combination of grade A+ petrol and
the upgrade works would ensure it would purr like a kitten. Similarly, if you increase your fitness and
provide good food for your body, it will work a lot more efficiently.
If you put crap petrol into the classy chassis, you'd get away with it, but again only for a short amount of time.
The simple fact is that the less fit you are, the less capable you are of efficiently breaking down your food. In order to lose weight and keep it off
you need to work on a combination of food and fitness. Doing one on its own has very limited results.
Hyooooge apologies to any motoring nuts who are currently shaking their head in disbelief at my lack of grasp on all things car-ish