Physical Activity & Dieting

The most common piece of advice which accompanies all weight loss diets is not a recommendation of what to eat, but to exercise.  People who are physically active need to consume more food than people who are 'big-boned' and sedentary. This is because body fat is not just a function of how much food you eat, but how much energy you expend. This means that however one gets their calories – from sugary or fatty foods to the healthiest of fruits and vegetables – if a person is not physically active, they will lose muscle tone, have less energy, and have a higher percentage of body fat than if they were exercising regularly.