Is dieting more important than exercising?

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Have you ever tried exercising and haven’t been able to see the results that you have always wanted? When you are lifting weights, doing cardio, or at-home workouts, have you supplemented your exercise with a diet? If you answered no, maybe that is the reason that you are not seeing results.

Why is dieting important?

Let’s say that you are going to the gas station to fill up your car with gasoline. Do you put diesel in your ford focus? No, you put in regular unleaded fuel. Do you fill your car up when you already have three-quarters of your tank already filled? No, you fuel up when you are almost empty. Food is the fuel for the human body. Putting in the right fuel at the right time allows you to function properly. So what kind of fuel does your body need?

If your goal is to lose weight, you are not going to benefit from eating the wrong kinds of foods. Most likely, this will hurt your progress. The same goes for trying to gain muscle mass. You need the right fuel (protein in this case) to give your body what it needs to grow. The food you eat also provides you with the energy needed to exercise. Exercising without a proper diet is like being in the middle of a lake on a motorboat with a spare paddle. You will get to shore eventually if you row with a paddle, but why not take the easy route and crank up the speed by dieting 

Why is exercise important?

If you are trying to lose weight, exercise will speed up the process. If you are trying to gain muscle mass, it is almost impossible to do so without implementing strength training into your schedule. Along with dieting, exercise is also a vital part of being physically fit.

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Which is more important?

The truth is, both dieting and exercise are very important factors. If you are trying to lose weight or gain muscle, you can accomplish it by exercising, but it would be tremendously easier if you implemented a diet to assist you in your goal. Exercising and dieting go hand in hand with each other, so take the faster route and do it right the first time. All it takes is a little bit of commitment and hard work to see the fast results of dieting and exercising in unison.

DiamondFit Performance

If you are not sure how to go about dieting or exercising, we can help you at DiamondFit Performance in Raleigh. We have professional nutrition coaches that can help you achieve your goals. Check out our site today for more information on our nutrition coaching.