When it comes to losing weight, what is more important: diet or exercise?
If you watch commercials, you might be led to think that the best way to lose weight is exercise. Think of Beachbody infomercials. The message of those commercials is that you must exercise, and exercise intensely to lose weight.
On the other hand, if you check Amazon for books on weight loss, the majority of the books that turn up are diet books. The messages behind these books are contradictory. Some encourage us shun fat. Others tell us to avoid carb. But their consistent message is that if you stick to this particular diet, you will be able to maintain a healthy weight.
So which is it? Diet or exercise? Watching the Discovery Channel’s reality television show Naked and Afraid gave me the answer.