Could you really lose weight just by eating healthy and not exercising? – Karley*
Eating a healthy diet does not ensure that you will lose weight. Your weight is
a balance between the calories you take in and the calories you burn. You will lose
weight if you eat a low-calorie diet in which you burn off more calories than you
take in, and you will gain weight if you eat more calories than you burn off. Adding
physical activity allows you to burn more calories than dieting alone.
Any weight-loss plan that includes regular exercise
is not only more successful — it's also healthier. By eating a healthy diet
and exercising, you're keeping your bones, muscles, and heart strong and decreasing
your risk of developing some diseases. Even if you don't necessarily lose weight,
you will be healthier and you will feel and look better too.