Mayo Clinic Minute: Which is better for losing weight – diet or exercise?

You’re ready to drop some pounds and get your body ready for the beach. But what’s the best way to lose those pounds: exercising or starting a diet?

Dr. Donald Hensrud, who heads up the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and is the author of the Mayo Clinic Diet Book, says it’s a trick question.

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“When you look at the influence of diet versus physical activity, it’s very interesting,” Dr. Hensrud says.

That’s because diet and exercise can play different roles.

“For weight loss, diet seems to be more effective than physical activity,” he says. “You have to do huge amounts

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