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    reap benefits

    What does it mean by reap benefits and another red parts starting with no matter... in the following sentence?

    If everyone adopted this diet but did not change anything else, it is unlikey that they would reap the benefits. In other words, getting regularl exercise and limiting calories, no matter what form they come in, is just as important as following a particular diet.

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    Re: reap benefits

    To reap the benefitis is used in the sense of farming. You sow seeds in the spring and then reap the produce of those seeds at maturity in the fall. In this instance, the writer says that if they only diet, and fail to exercise, they would not lose weight.

    No matter means regardless. It doesn't matter [make any difference] what form the calories come in.

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