Diet and exercise should be changed at the same time because the body takes time to adjust to new factors in a routine.
“The findings after one year: Those who made changes in their diet and exercise habits at the same time did the best at meeting all three goals — eating enough fruits and vegetables, limiting saturated fat and exercising enough to meet the government’s guidelines,” (Double up).
When a person regularly exercises and eats sensibly, results will likely be more potent because the body is consuming healthy foods and burning off the calories that come with those.
The problem with changing diet and exercise separately is that the body needs a longer period of time to adjust to two separate changes and slows down results.
Changing exercise first results in the body burning off fat and calories, but having more fat and calories to burn off from not eating healthy. Results will be slow because the body will have a harder time getting rid of the excess calories that come from not eating sensibly.
Changing diet first results in the body feeling better about eating healthier with more fruits and vegetables, but with slower results because there is no routine exercise to help burn off the calories from eating healthy.
Changing diet and exercise at the same time allows for the body to get used to one lifestyle change instead of two. Once the body has made the change in routine, it is used to the healthy change and can begin becoming healthier from changes in diet and exercise at the same time.
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