In the last 30 years the number of obese people has increased dramatically
Proper nutrition is more important than physical activity for losing weight, claim doctors.
There is no doubt that physical activity is beneficial in reducing the risk of heart disease, dementia and other conditions, but experts say that it doesn’t necessarily lead to weight loss.
-In The last 30 years, the number of obese people has increased dramatically. Direct cause of this phenomenon is linked with the high caloric food that people consume – is said in the study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Doctors claim that if you want to lose weight you need to avoid food rich in sugars and carbohydrates, and consume food which contains fats and protein.
Furthermore, those who do recreational or professional sports should have enough fat in their diet. This is recommended because fats are ideal “fuel” for most physical exercises.
The authors argue that “the powerful lobby of the food industry” led to promoting the physical activity as an important way for losing weight.
However, many doctors and scientists do not agree with this.
These experts claim that there are numerous other studies proving that the weight loss program which combines proper diet and physical activity is the most successful way to lose weight. Among them is Professor Susan Pocket who teaches nutrition and health at Oxford University.
Catherine Collins of the British Dietetic Association also agrees with Susan, and she argues that the authors of the previous mentioned theses do not have enough evidence that healthy nutrition is more important than exercising.