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Monday, June 18, 2012

Motivational Monday: TRUE

I'm on my trip right now but here's something interesting (I hope):

 I'll repeat myself again.  You canNOT out-train a bad diet.

7 comments:

Raeesa Samizdat said...

Ahaha, yes! Doesn't matter if I spend hours at the gym in comparison to what I can achieve in the kitchen. So....true!

Hope you're having a blast on your trip!

Norma said...

Love it, stealing it, thank you... :-)

Jenn said...

I keep waiting for this to be true!!

But damn. You are right :)

affectionforfitness said...

Hi Annie! This is something I can't get people to really grasp. I think fitness is so incredibly important, like you also do, for health and self-esteem and personal exploration reasons.

However, I think that I only keep about about 10 pounds off by keeping very fit. The rest is completely about eating.

I was just reading a book where the author pointed out that burns off a certain amount of calories per day just by being alive.

So when a person sees that they burned "250" calories while doing cardio, first of all that estimate is far higher than the truth. Those machines grossly overestimate calorie expenditure. Next, after subtracting the amount of calories required to be alive, the exercise did not burn off very many calories at all!

All of us who tried and failed to do zillions of hours of cardio per week to lose weight learned all of this the hard way.

Still, fitness is still priceless. And I feel fitness and diet are correlated in other ways. When a fit person loves her body, she feels much less likely to abuse it with junk food.

:-) Marion

Caron said...

Totally agree and I've proved it to myself more than once. :)

Miles In Murray said...

It took me a long time to figure this out, but now that I know, nothing will be the same again!

I hope you are having a great time on your trip!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing. It feels so good to drop here on this awesome blog and gather inspiration for weight loss. I am using a portion control supplement called Roca Labs. Thanks so much! I am more motivated and inspired to keep up with my average weight loss goal of 1 - 2 lbs a week. Congrats with your weight loss!