Ever wonder if that statement is true? Believe me. It is. Working hard for 30 minutes in the gym won’t delete that burger and fries you had for lunch! Eating Healthy will.
Numbers Tell the Story
An average, intense workout with plenty of hard breathing and sweat burns 300-400 calories per hour. You finish your hour and figure you’ve earned a trip to Krispy Kreme. In the 3 minutes it takes you to eat 2 chocolate-frosted doughnuts, 720 calories went into your body. Not only did you blow all your hard work at the gym, but also you just packed on an additional 400 calories.
Don’t think that just because you don’t have a sweet tooth, you get a free ride. Let’s go back to the gym where you ran off 600 calories on the treadmill – the 600 calories took an hour to lose at 10 miles an hour, which is running fast. Ten minutes, 4 slices of pizza, and a soft drink later, you’ve packed in 900 – 1,000 calories.
Were those doughnuts or slices of pizza worth it?
Look Super in Anything or Nothing
An unhealthy diet and exercise aren’t equal in the ring. Exercise always loses. Don’t get me wrong, exercise is important! But to gain and maintain that lean, healthy, and sexy body you want is to eat healthy and exercise. The only way to beat the fat is to eat fewer calories than you burn!
T.J. McCord is a fitness trainer and performance enhancement specialist based out of Mobile, AL. He believes that there are no limitations on the human body when creating innovative programs for his clients. Be sure to visit www.quikfits.com for more information, programs, and tips.