27 July, 2021

Off The Scales, Just Move It!

Workout or diet, what is more effective? Both complement each other

Illustration by Sorit
Off The Scales, Just Move It!

Workout or diet, what is more effective? Choosing between the two is like choosing between two loved ones or between the devil and the deep blue sea, depending on your outlook. Both complement each other and any diet programme that doesn’t promote exercise (not just walking) is not going to improve your metabolic parameters or reduce risk to diseases.

An effective diet is one that improves the efficiency of your workout and lets you do more with your body—wake up earlier, run faster, lift stronger, stay longer in asana, work later in the night etc. Being low on energy and needing a coffee/ tea to get through a meeting is the first sign that you will not go to the gym or that yoga class, and that even if you really push yourself to get there, you will break down more than build fitness.

An effective workout is one that promotes sensible eating, not the one that is so ‘effective’ that you can eat anything and still lose weight. A good workout is the one that follows the main principle of exercise—progressive overload, teaches your body...

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