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What's More Effective for Weight Loss, Eating Right or Exercising?

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  • When it comes to losing weight — and keeping it off — your diet is far more important than exercise, although physical movement is the leverage agent that allows you to truly optimize your health and fitness
  • One of the keys to long-term weight management is healthy metabolism and mitochondrial function. The key is to eat in such a way that your body is able to burn fat as its primary fuel rather than sugars (nutritional ketosis)
  • Eating less and paying attention to the timing of your meals (fasting or intermittently fasting and avoiding late-night eating) can also be useful for kick starting your metabolism in the right direction

By Dr. Mercola

So, you need to lose a few pounds. The question is how to go about it. If you're like most people, you probably think you need to get serious about hitting the gym more often. However, this idea may actually be the fatal flaw that keeps you from succeeding.


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