A great misconception that many people have is that they believe that their exercise program, which is sometimes very minimal, will somehow make up for the way they eat. Exercise if often used as an excuse by individuals to eat whatever they want because they think their exercise offsets the extra calories consumed.
It is not uncommon for a client to state, ‘I’m training hard but not losing any weight’. In some instances, depending on how bad their diet is, they may even continue to gain weight at a slower rate. Then when you start to discuss their eating, you soon realise why. Eating enough of the right foods is not only important for weight loss but also refuelling and keeping you healthy when you are training hard.
Very often a person does not realise the amount of calories they consume and they also think they burn a lot more calories than they actually do. To be fair most people have no idea of how many calories are in the foods they eat and usually think a 30 minute jog will justify eating certain foods. If you wish to be lean and keep your body fat to a minimum, it takes eating the right amount of proper foods and an effective exercise routine. It is also essential to eat the right foods if you wish to maximise your results from exercise. They go hand in hand.
It is important to note that in the general population, an individual that is serious about exercising typically spends approximately 6 to 8 hours working out a week. This is definitely not enough to cover the calories consumed by a person who eats whatever they want whenever they want. A great exercise program works if it does not have to compete with an unhealthy diet.
On a whole, people really do underestimate the actual amount of calories they consume and over estimate the amount of calories they burn during a workout. Unless you eat healthy in conjunction with regular exercise, you will slowly but surely accumulate excess weight.
You can NEVER out train a bad diet. The bad diet will win every time!
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