ExBex saidFat issues should be addressed in the kitchen.
Muscle issues should be addressed in the gym.
The average person uses cardio as a bandaid to cover up poor eating habits.
That's a very simplistic approach and it implies that you're saying that cardio doesn't burn fat. Why do one when you can do both? Cardio + weight training + good nutrition will whip you into shape faster than any other approach. True, cardio won't fix a shitty diet but that's no excuse to skip it. Not to mention, it's good for heart health and general well-being.
lol, simple doesn't mean wrong. It's simplistic to say just do everything! Target your approach to the goal. Nobody GOT fat by NOT doing cardio. They got fat by eating too much and (probably) eating "toxic" foods that exacerbate fat storage, (for example, things that are goitrogenic or estrogenic). Yes, you can cardio your way to a good body weight despite your toxic diet. It's tough, and you WILL yo-yo up again. That's a bandaid.
I maintain my healthy bodyweight with zero gym cardio. It isn't necessary and there are many valid reasons to "skip" it.
It's important to overemphasize the KITCHEN when there is a huge bias toward gym-based "solutions." I don't think it's a surprise that the original poster is 50 pounds overweight and didn't even mention nutrition as a possible approach to his problem.