Food should be used to refuel the body, help aid recovery and improve performance. Most people think exercise is a way to burn off what they have eaten…..Ideally, this should be the other way around, you should use nutrition to replace and replenish the energy, salts and nutrients you have used during exercise.
As a rule of thumb, weight loss is generally 75 percent diet and 25 percent exercise for short term goals. However, only about 5% of dieters are actually successful in keeping weight off, so to maintain a healthy lifestyle, diet, nutrition and exercise are all required.
Remember, you cannot outrun a bad diet.