Can you exercise off bad eating?

July 8, 2009 · Print This Article

Yeah, I’m way behind on blogging. I know.

This is a short one to let you know that I’m coming back and also to let you know some very serious truth if you’re trying to lose body fat.

Some people might not want to hear this but I’m gonna get straight to the point because if you’re not serious about making progress, then I don’t want you around anyway–

YOU CANNOT OUT-EXERCISE BAD EATING HABITS!

It’s not gonna happen.

Sorry, it’s not.

It doesn’t matter how good you are at your job.

It doesn’t matter how good of a parent you are.

It doesn’t matter how good of a person you are.

It doesn’t matter how good of a wife/husband/girlfriend/boyfriend you are.

YOU CANNOT OUT-EXERCISE BAD EATING HABITS!

I don’t like the words “can not” but, if you’re trying to lose body fat then listen up because I’ve been through it (does losing 80+lbs count?) and I’ve helped numerous people get the same type of results.

There’s no sugar coated happiness in this message.

You will find nothing but truth in this blog.

YOU CANNOT OUT-EXERCISE BAD EATING HABITS!

Go ahead, try it if you’d like.

Eat basically anything off the desert menu from The Cheesecake Factory.

Almost all of them are 1000+ calories.

Some of them, like carrot cake, or chocolate truffle cake are MORE THAN 1,500 CALORIES.

After that, hit the treadmill and try to exercise off the amount of calories you just consumed.

If you’re walking, you’ll walk for 15-20 miles before you burn off that little piece of cake.

Scary, huh?

It tastes good, but it doesn’t taste that good.

It’s a safe bet to say that most of those machines overestimate the amount of calories you burn anyway.

This isn’t meant to discourage you but seriously, let’s keep it real.

YOU CANNOT OUT-EXERCISE BAD EATING HABITS!

You could go crazy wondering what it is that’s holding you back.

You can super set, and compound set, drop set, do escalating density training, and high intensity interval training till you’re red, fuscia, purple, blue, and green in the face.

Many trainers would have you believe that can show you some super secret exercise techniques are gonna make you “melt body fat like crazy“.

Whatever.

Ask them to see their portfolio of before and after pictures.

This is real.

The truth is that you can exercise hard for hours, days, months, and even years and not see any real progress.

I know because that was me before.

I see other people making the same mistake all the time.

Learn it and you won’t be scratching your head any longer.

The light bulb will go off in your head.

You will have the biggest “A-ha” moment you’ve ever had when you start practicing what you already know to be true.

YOU CANNOT OUT-EXERCISE BAD EATING HABITS!

Nothing will change significantly until you learn proper nutrition habits and combine them with your exercise.

Trust me, I know this.

When you combine proper nutrition with your efficient exercise, you will see serious change.

I’ve had people exercise their hearts out and not see anything happen besides losing a few pounds of fat, dropping a couple inches,  and gaining some lean body mass.

Progress is good, but when the progress slows, or stops, the motivation to continue usually goes with it.

If you REALLY want to change…

If you REALLY want to transform,

If you REALLY want to look like a completely different person in 10-12 weeks–and you can, you must practice proper nutrition with your exercise because–

YOU CANNOT OUT-EXERCISE BAD EATING HABITS!

Comments

One Response to “Can you exercise off bad eating?”

  1. Sacha on July 9th, 2009 10:48 pm

    “Progress is good, but when the progress slows, or stops, the motivation to continue usually goes with it.”

    So as a trainer, how do you help your clients when they get in to this sort of “funk”?

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