I find it quite interesting how many more posts based on food greatly out-number the posts on exercise on this ketogenicforums site.
During my entire life, it’s been a constant “education” of “diet and exercise”…equal weight on both subjects. This confused me profusely, as I grew up in North America, however, my family origins are from Italy. I noticed the North Americans were obsessed with going to the gym, while my European family didn’t even bother even contemplating such a bizarre notion. The North American side of the family overweight…and of course, the European side thin and healthy.
I have had a myfitnesspal account for several years, and I notice equal discussing food and exercise in the members posting.
I remember how I used to spend hours each week, logging my food and exercise in myfitnesspal, and with frustration lose zero pounds. Thank goodness I discovered keto. I no longer waste time doing that. Today, I just log on to myfitnesspal just to read the insane postings…remind myself of the world I used to belong to and that used to deprive me of my health success.
Food is more important than exercise. I’m not saying exercise is not important…but, for me, the food is the foundation that is needed to build the house of health. I cannot exercise away a bad diet. It has to start with the right food. I’m thankful I re-learned what my European family knew all along.