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If you want to lose weight, you need to change your diet. That doesn’t mean eating nothing but salad for three months while gruelling your way to a lower weight, though. You’ll quit before you start if you hate the new lifestyle you’re building for yourself.
You can meticulously count every single Jelly Bean or lick of peanut butter you’ve had, then calculate the number of calories you’ve burned to offset them. But this actually hurts your weight loss efforts (and sanity) more than it helps. Here’s why you shouldn’t rely on “calories in” and “calories out”.
If you want to lose weight, diet and exercise are both important. However, that doesn’t mean they’re equally important. This video explains why changing your diet has a bigger effect on your weight loss than exercise.