I’m going to remind you of something that you probably already know –
You can’t out “out-exercise” a bad diet.
At least, it is VERY difficult to do so.
Let’s just take an “average” meal out to eat as an example. You start off with a beer, a salad with ranch dressing, and a slice of bread or two. Your main course is a medium size steak and some french fries. Then you have a bit of ice cream for dessert.
Nice meal – but for most people, a somewhat typical for a night out to eat, yes?
Well, depending on portion sizes, this meal totals up to around 1500 to 2000 calories.
So – what would you have to do in terms of exercise, to BURN that many calories off?
Well, we have a Ultimate Challenge Workout plan and our studio this weekend, which basically consists of two, 45 minute Boot Camp workouts, in addition to running a 5k.
It’s around two and a half to three hours of pretty intense activity (with a few short breaks) … which comes out to approx 1542 calories burned, TOTAL, for a 170 pound person.
So yes, it IS possible, for maybe an elite athlete who is training two, three, four hours per day, most days of the week, to “burn off” a meal like the one we broke down above …
But for the average, somewhat sedentary adult … who exercises maybe 30 minutes per day, three to five times per week … it ain’t gonna happen 😉
The moral the story is, if you want to get the BEST results from your fitness program, it is SO important to be just as dailed in and consistent with your DIET as you are with your training.
So let’s do this, and make 2016 our BEST fitness year yet!
– Forest Vance
Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach
PS – If you’re looking for more direction, support and accountability with your nutrition / diet program, couple of things that might be of interest to you:
1 – If you’re in the local Sacramento, California area and can come train with us in person – we’re opening registration for a 30 Day Rapid Fat Loss Challenge in the next week or two at our training facility. Stay tuned for details if you’re interested.
2 – I am opening up a handful of spots THIS week in my distance/online coaching program. With this program I will give you a specific meal plan to follow, as well as the personal support and accountability you need to follow through with it and reach your goals. Stay tuned for more details on this as well.