And most, unfortunately, are just relying on dieting!
A Gallup pole of the 52% of American adults who have successfully lost weight at some point in their lives revealed they were more likely to make various dietary changes than try good old fashioned exercise!
Results showed that 31% of those polled named non-specific exercise as their strategy for losing weight, while 23% named non-specifically eating less.
However, a combined 8% named walking or jogging as their strategy, while a whopping 42% focused on strategies including portion control, eating natural foods, avoiding sugar, utilizing diet programs, or simply eating their fruits and veggies.
We applaud watching what you eat, but that's only half the battle! Trust us when we say exercise is essential!
There are amazing benefits your body can yield from a healthy diet and regular exercise, but we're sad to hear that only 8% of Americans who lost weight utilized both approaches.
Have U successfully lost weight and kept it off? If so, let us know how below!
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