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Key to Losing Weight

Posted on 04/28/2015

The key to losing weight is often a much sought after goal for many people, some people spend years attempting to do so. 

With a third of the U.S. population obese, it is no surprise weight loss tops the lists for many people wanting to improve their health. 

People desire to lose weight, and with all the best intentions, often focus their efforts on becoming more active rather than focusing on the food they eat.  

Is exercise the only way to lose weight?

The numbers on the scale don’t budge no matter how many visits to the gym or how many laps run. The reason? New research says focusing solely on exercise is not the answer to losing weight. 

While regular exercise has its many health benefits not to be overlooked - reducing the risk of heart disease, type II diabetes and some cancers. It is actually excess amounts of calories, not inactivity that is primarily to blame for the obesity epidemic in this country. 

Essentially it comes down to this...one cannot out run a bad diet, no matter how much running is done, hitting the gym or exercising is completed.

Weight loss is in the kitchen  

Weight loss is not accomplished in a gym, rather in the kitchen.  

It’s time we rethink our whole idea about weight loss…stop thinking physical activity will single handily result in weight loss. 

Calories in versus calories out, bottom line. 

Interested in this subject? Check out the editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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