What is the most effective diet and form of exercise?
For some people, the answer to this is really easy.
If you want to run a marathon, the most effective type of exercise is to run.
If you want participate in a strength sport, the most effective type of exercise is lifting heavy weights.
If you want to play soccer, the most effective type of exercise is to practice your sport.
But what if you don’t want to do something as specific as these examples? What if you just want to be more active, be a bit healthier and get a bit stronger? Then what’s most effective?
The answer to this is all of the above and anything else you can think of.
The real key to the effectiveness of an exercise program is sustainability.
Does your chosen form of exercise fit well into your lifestyle? And do you see yourself doing it for an extended period of time?
Sure, you may need to tweak things slightly. Add in a few things that you don’t particularly enjoy and maybe do some things that you love a little less often. But as long as you enjoy the form of exercise that you’re doing and can keep doing it consistently; that’s the most effective.
And what about diet?
In terms of bodyweight management it’s all about balancing the amount of calories you consume versus the amount of calories you expend through activity.
There are SO many different methods through which that you can do this, though.
Keto, paleo, vegetarian, intermittent fasting and any other type of diet can work and there are hundreds of examples of each of them being effective.
Again, the key to how effective a diet will be for you is sustainability. Does whichever diet you choose fit into your lifestyle and can you see yourself doing it for a long time?
If you’re someone who doesn’t like the taste of meat then doing the keto diet (high protein, high fat, low carbs) might not be the greatest option for you.
So, which is the most effective diet and form of exercise?
The one you enjoy and can do consistently!