A Logical Explanation Why Diet Plays a Bigger Role Than Exercise in Order to Lose Weight

In the latest episode of the clever whiteboard illustration series asapSCIENCE, creators Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explain why a person’s diet plays a larger role in weight loss than exercise.

…it takes time to burn a significant amount of calories even with strenuous activities not to mention the extra barrier of traveling to the gym and then coming home to clean up. Now compare this to the number of calories in an chocolate bar which is often over 200 calories. You can either walk for about an hour to burn that 200 calories or you could simply not eat that chocolate bar. Which sounds easier to you? How about running for 30 minutes everyday or cutting out those two cans of soda. Many physicians point out that there is a lot of high-sugar high-fat high-calorie foods be cut from our diet to see weight loss results more quickly and studies tend to show that diet does indeed play a bigger role in weight loss than exercise.