For years now, exercise and physical exertion has been championed as the most effective vehicle for driving pronounced weight loss. While a viable exercise regime is certainly important and also capable of boosting productivity and easing stress, it is actually your diet that drives sustained weight loss.
If you are not convinced, here are the main reasons why diet is more important than exercise, along with some steps you can take to benefit from this.
Saves money on health care
Depending on your health, you may have to pay double the life insurance cost in premiums or be denied for coverage entirely if you’re considered obese. By adopting a healthier lifestyle, you could drastically lower your costs when you apply and significantly reduce the number of visits to the doctor.
Boosts productivity & energy
When we consume a great amount of unhealthy food, we often feel lethargic and tired. However, when you eat a balanced diet consisting of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products, your body is provided with the essential nutrients to increase or maintain your level of energy. Have you ever noticed how different your focus is at work when you skip breakfast? Many of our clients are amazed by the improvement in their energy levels & focus once they start consuming the right balance of food.
A healthy diet can help prevent or manage a wide array of health conditions including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression and certain types of cancer.
As we mentioned above, studies have shown that by eating a balanced, calorie-managed diet, you will be able to maintain a healthy weight and be more successful with weight loss than with exercise alone.
Maintaining a stable blood sugar level through adequate nutrition will help you feel better since what you eat has an impact on the part of your brain that regulates mood.
Improves Quality of Sleep
Nutrition can not only effect your sleep from a comfort level, but on a more physiological level too. If your body is not getting the nutrients it needs then important functions that happen when your body is at rest can’t take place. You body tries to find other ways to make these functions happen which can put a strain on your organs and can cause you to experience disrupted sleep and wake up feeling like you haven’t rested at all.