A NYT article concluded that To Lose Weight, Eating Less Is Far More Important Than Exercising More:
Reasons for that mentioned in the article:
- Exercise stimulates the appetite.
- Exercise over time makes us more efficient. A more efficient body burns less calories.
- Exercise burns precious few calories.
You can eat three less Oreos or run an extra mile to have the same calorie deficit. You can exercise strenuously for 30 minutes or drink two less 16 ounce cokes. That is an easy call for me.
The article states: