Should I drop calories or boost exercise? – Harvard Health

‘Q. To lose weight, should I focus more on my calorie count or the amount of time I spend exercising?

A. It is very, very hard to lose weight without both watching your calories and regularly exercising. But it’s not that simple. For years, doctors (including me) told patients: “You’ve got to burn off more calories through exercise than the calories that you eat. If you do that, you’ll maintain a healthy weight.” We even implied that not being able to maintain a healthy weight, since it was so simple, reflected a weakness of character.’

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