Yesterday I was speaking to a Doctor who was talking about “hitting the gym” to go lose some weight.
I want to update you on my research on gymming for weight loss.
In my research diet is 95% and gym is 5% for achieving overall health.
Why ? Well one simple answer is let’s study the BLUE ZONES - the 5 areas of our planet where living beyond 100 is more common than anywhere else. These include Okinawa in Japan, and Sardinia in Italy.
What do all five of the blue zones have in common? There is no emphasis on gymming. Rather they tend to stay active in a moderate way throughout the day. No weights, No cardio.
More importantly they all eat healthy.
I read a lot of books and all of them say that diet is 90-95%. In one book, The Obesity Code, the author says Food is like Batman, whereas exercise is like Robin. Doesn’t matter what Robin does until Batman shows up!
If you’re looking to lose weight or live longer I want you to keep in mind that it’s the diet, not the gym.
We’ve seen people lose kilos and kilos of weight without exercise only by changing their diet.
I have my own body transform in the last 5 months.
I thought this is relevant. We all want to lose weight. I just want to ensure you’ve also got Batman with you and not just Robin.
Do Exercise, yes it is really really good for you, but if you want to lose weight - focus on your diet.
Junior Gupta is the founder & Chief Research Officer of Cure My Diabetes. He has spent over 8 years of research of food, nutrition and diseases.