What is most important to weight loss?


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Hello Peeps,

I am having second thoughts about getting the Gastric Sleeve.

I am wanting to do it myself the "natural" way.

I really do not want major surgery, but I HAVE to lose weight.

So, here is my question, what is more important to losing weight..... Diet or exercise?

What will make the biggest impact?

I know I need to do both, but I am wondering what is more effective.

Restrictive diet with little exercise? Or lots of exercise without very restrictive diet?

What should I be counting? Calories or carbs?

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And I always hit stalls on everything before like my body just adjust... diet and exercise are both hand in hand... but for just weight you could stop doing much weights limit carbs stay under 20 to 30 carbs a day and NO sugar

progress starts in the mind

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For me short term fix but the carbs were way more crucial my preop diet I lost 14lbs in 1.5 weeks ...if your not sure about surgery wait till you are but I'm so so so happy I didn't let my cold feet get in the way

progress starts in the mind



Thank you.
I know the surgery will be very beneficial.
My wife is supposed to get it about 4 months before me, so maybe seeing her journey will help me.



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1 hour ago, Walter.Sobchak said:

Hello Peeps,

I am having second thoughts about getting the Gastric Sleeve.

I am wanting to do it myself the "natural" way.

I really do not want major surgery, but I HAVE to lose weight.

So, here is my question, what is more important to losing weight..... Diet or exercise?

What will make the biggest impact?

I know I need to do both, but I am wondering what is more effective.

Restrictive diet with little exercise? Or lots of exercise without very restrictive diet?

What should I be counting? Calories or carbs?

Diet is the most important. Exercise is good for fitness, and overall health but not necessary for weight loss. If you want to lose weight fast, a restrictive diet with little exercise besides walking is going to get you the fastest weight loss. If you keep your Protein to 1 gram per 1 pound of lean muscle mass per day, you will lose very little muscle (everyone will lose some muscle dropping weight, you don't need as much muscle to carry the lower weight).

Weighing all your food, all your condiments etc. Anything with calories, weigh it so you eat an accurate amount.

Track all your food. Even on the bad days, especially on the bad days.

Protein, fat, carbs. If you track your food, eat your protein first, and cut out all carbs except trace carbs from dairy, and green veggies, it is almost impossible to consume more than 25 carbs a day.

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Diet is the most important. Exercise is good for fitness, and overall health but not necessary for weight loss. If you want to lose weight fast, a restrictive diet with little exercise besides walking is going to get you the fastest weight loss. If you keep your Protein to 1 gram per 1 pound of lean muscle mass per day, you will lose very little muscle (everyone will lose some muscle dropping weight, you don't need as much muscle to carry the lower weight).
Weighing all your food, all your condiments etc. Anything with calories, weigh it so you eat an accurate amount.
Track all your food. Even on the bad days, especially on the bad days.
Protein, fat, carbs. If you track your food, eat your protein first, and cut out all carbs except trace carbs from dairy, and green veggies, it is almost impossible to consume more than 25 carbs a day.



Thank you my friend.
The dietician at my doctor's office gave me some similar guidelines, I had forgotten until I read your post.
I feel awful right now.
I have been eating garbage for the last 5 days.



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Like everyone has said before me Diet is definitely the most important of the two. As a man in the past I would lift heavy and do moderate cardio and got good results but this time around by getting rid of the Carbs well 20 or less per day I have had Great success. The sodas and grazing convenience store food had me out of control gaining over 100 pounds in a year. Take a look at Ketogenic style eating and you will find with some adjustments to your diet you can shed weight rapidly without losing piles of Muscle.

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Diet is key.

I started building a walking regimen before I had my surgery. I decided that this was going to be a battle and if I was going to have to fight with myself mentally post surgery, I did NOT want to wage a battle on two fronts, so I busted my booty. I did 4 5k's last year before June. I walked between 5-7 miles per day. I climbed to the natural cave opening at Carlsbad Caverns ( I do not recommend this). I accomplished so much by pushing myself physically before surgery that I knew I could handle whatever surgery threw at me.

Surgery is a personal decision. Something happened that made you decide it was an option and now you're concerned and think that maybe it's not. That's ok.

The decision is yours, my advice would be to follow the program to the letter and make your decision about whether or not to have your procedure when you're discussing actual dates for the procedure. You can always change your mind, but working for this for even a month and having to start over is one of the most disheartening things ever. Trust and Believe.

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Greetings,

Both aspects are important. You can diet all you want, but without exercise, you will not be able to truly lose weight. I have eaten healthy but not exercised (minimum loss). I have exercised and not eaten healthy (minimum loss). Exercise and eating healthy (received a nice amount of loss before it stalled).

Now I am using the sleeve to help. I will be exercising and having the sleeve. I will not depend solely on the sleeve to lose the weight.

This is your decision and I think it is the best way. If you have not actively tried to lose weight the natural way and you are considering the sleeve as an easy way out, it may not work. This is not just a change of anatomy but a change of mind as well.

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