Should you try to eat better or exercise more?
9 servings of fruits/vegetables daily and keeping saturated fat to 10% or less of total caloric intake. Researchers found that those who improved their diet as well as maintained a regular exercise program we more likely to meet their goals over the course of the year than those who tried to either reduce their calories or increase their exercise for 4 months at a time. It was also determined that those who started out focusing on physical fitness were more successful diet wise than those who started out focusing on nutrition alone.
Bottom line – both are needed but you have to make exercise a priority, which isn’t always easy to do. Many of our clients have found downloading an app like Lose It (free in ITunes) or Daily Plate (Livestrong) or even the Weight Watchers app helps them keep track of their workouts and their food intake. The programs allowed them to see their progress and provide a little extra bit of motivation when they needed it.
For more information on these apps check out ITunes or Weight Watchers website.