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The Synergy Effect of Diet and Exercise

Many fitness experts and the media suggest that in order to lose weight, we have to eat less and move more. While they are right in saying that, you don’t hear a lot people ask how these two factors, diet and exercise, really work together. This article, discusses how their additive effect can give you more results in less time. In fact, when people do one without the other, they usually won’t like the way they look at the end even if they reached their weight goal. Also, getting results will be a slow process.

So, what is synergy? Synergy happens when the result of two things coming together is greater than their additive effect. For instance, you have an exercise program that will make you lose 1 lb a week. Then, with a great nutrition program, you can lose 2 lbs a week. With synergy, 1+2 does not equal 3; it equals 7! This is how the combination of exercise and nutrition can be a powerful tool in fat loss.

I am baffled when people try to lose weight with just exercise or just eating less. Why not multiply your results by doing both? As our metabolism slows down with age, exercise is the only way we can even out the playing field or even increase the odds that we will lose stubborn body fat as it increases our metabolism. In addition, eating nutrition foods is one way to take advantage of having food work towards achieving your goals instead of against them.

Important Health and Nutrition Guidelines

If you purchase organic fruits and organic vegetables you are buying vegetables in which pesticides have not been used. If you are not able to purchase organic fruits and vegetables and have to rely solely on regular fruits and vegetables, supplements should be considered using along with your diet. An example of a supplement is garlic which has long been valued for its health properties.

Garlic will help in preventing and reducing high blood pressure. There are many vitamins on the market today. When you purchase vitamins and minerals, make sure that there are no additives such as sugar food coloring, yeast, corn, sugar, salt, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors added.

Health and nutrition is very important when deciding what will be the best diet for you. One of the best diets around to be on is a vegan diet.

Diet and Exercise Are Not In Separate Compartments

Diet alone will not help you to lose the optimum amount of abdominal fat. This in actual fact has been proven by study groups. They have taken participants and separated them based on group A just dieting and group B dieting and exercising.

The group that did diet alone lost less abdominal fat than the group that did both exercise and diet. Now don’t just think that doing 20 minutes of any exercise will be the silver bullet in the pursuit of fat loss. No my friend certain exercises are less effective than others when it comes to losing belly fat.

When you want to lose fat you need to kick up your metabolism. So you need to understand that an effective exercise program needs to be put into place. Abdominal fat can be stubborn, I am sure you aware of this.