Originally Posted by Mrs Snark
I discovered that no matter my exercise, I can't out-exercise my kind of bad diet (which was REALLY bad). So my priority has to be on the food side of the equation, with exercise considered the "cherry on top"!
This is going to be the case for most people anyway. The research I've done indicate that weight/fat loss is 90% diet and only 10% exercise. I know this is a reality for me. I can skip the gym if necessary and as long as I stay on my eating plan, I still lose what I would expect. The exercise does help speed things along a bit, but most people can't typically out exercise a bad diet.